Adam Silver’s statement on Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki

NEW YORK – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement regarding the Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki, who tonight became the sixth player in NBA history to score 30,000 points:

“Congratulations to Dirk Nowitzki on joining the NBA’s most exclusive 30,000-point club.  Throughout his 19 seasons with the Mavericks, Dirk has been a model player and terrific ambassador for our game.  This latest accomplishment further establishes his legacy as one of the NBA’s greatest players.”