LeBron James, NBA community reacts to Dirk Nowitzki hitting 30,000 points scored

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Dallas Mavericks great Dirk Nowitzki joined an exclusive club on Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Lakers. The future Hall of Famer surpassed 30,000 points scored in the NBA, a group that includes Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Karl Malone.

Social media was lit up after Dirk hit the mark — with his patented leg kick fadeaway, no less — and current and former NBAers got in on celebrating with Nowitzki. LeBron James even stopped his dinner to record a video message for the Mavericks forward.

Via Twitter:

The Mavericks even got folks from Germany to congratulate Dirk as part of a compilation video:

Others, including Steve Nash, Scottie Pippen, Greg Anthony, Goran Dragic, Al Horford, and Zaza Pachulia took to their social media accounts to pay homage to Dirk.

Real respect for one of the all-time greats.