Dirk Nowitzki joined the 30,000 point club last night with a signature baseline fadeaway, and the NBA community all took a collective second to reflect on just how incredible of a career the big German forward has had. There was praise from every franchise for the most lovable man in all of hoop, and Reggie Miller joined The Dan Patrick Show to talk about this and more this morning.

Is Dirk greater than Larry? Maybe not, but what he did for the game from both an international and shooting-with-size perspective put him in a place of his own in the history books. You can't tell the story of the NBA without talking about Dirk Nowitzki.

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