Dirk Nowitzki becomes 6th NBA player to score 30K career points
Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters

Dirk Nowitzki walks among the immortals.

With a torrid first half against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night, Nowitzki became just the sixth player in the NBA history - and the first international player - to score 30,000 points in his career.

The Dallas Mavericks legend joined Karl Malone and Kobe Bryant as the only players to reach the plateau with a single team.

Nowitzki came into Tuesday's game 20 points shy of 30,000 and promptly unleashed a barrage of his patented rainbow jumpers, hitting his first six field goals and pulling within two points in the first quarter.

Just over a minute into the second, the 7-foot German splashed a vintage fadeaway from the short corner over Larry Nance Jr. to send the crowd at American Airlines Center into hysterics.

Nowitzki finished his banner night with 25 points and 11 rebounds in just 24 minutes, as the Mavs blew the Lakers off the floor.

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