Dirk Nowitzki becomes the first foreign-born player to score 30,000 points in the NBA and just the sixth player ever reach the milestone. Going into game, the German-born all-star was only 20 points away from the mark. This season , dirk has only averaged 13-points a game but yesterday Nowitzki produced a vintage performance knocking down his first six shots and scoring his 20th point at the 10:58 in the second quarter with a trademarked fade-away jumper. Nowitzki joins all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain as the only players to reach the marker; with Malone, Bryant and Nowitzki as the only players to score at least 30,000 points one team.
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From Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Jordan Armenise began his sports broadcasting journey with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. It was in this role where he was able to merge his best attributes: sports knowledge and personality. While with the Ticats, Jordan provided live analysis and interviews while developing a digital portfolio of one-on-one interviews, episodic sports comedy and full length sports & news features. He has also worked with CBC Sports for Hockey Night in Canada, the 2014 Sochi Olympics and Special Olympics as well as roles with Cineflix and Cream Productions as an Assistant Director.