Dirk Nowitzki is currently going off against the Los Angeles Lakers, with 25 points (9-of-12 from the field) at halftime.

Oh, and in this game, he became the sixth player in NBA history to score 30,000 points. The 38-year-old German joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan, and Kobe Bryant in the elite club. Kind of a big deal.

Here’s video of his fadeaway jumper — a very fitting Dirk shot — to reach the 30k club, as well as the on-court celebration — which included Mark Cuban going nuts — that followed:

An awesome moment for a player that has revolutionized the power forward position.

As The Athletic’s Sean Highkin put it, who doesn’t like Dirk?


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