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Dirk Nowitzki

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It didn't take Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki long to join an exclusive club of NBA players who have scored at least 30,000 points. 

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By the time the dust settles on Dirk Nowitzki’s career, he could be a Dallas Maverick for almost half his life.

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Dirk Nowitzki has done just about everything a basketball player can do: He's the the first European-born player to win the NBA's MVP award. He led the Mavericks to the NBA title. And he's an 11-time All-Star. 

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