What do Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, and Wilt Chamberlain have in common ? They are all basketball legends, and the only five NBA players to have scored 30,000 points in the all-time NBA points list ahead of Dirk Nowitzki. It was March 7, 2017 when, in the second period of a game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Nowitzki fired off his patented fadeaway jump shot and scored. This basket allowed him to reach the magic mark. On his way to becoming a cult figure in the sport, Nowitzki has long since achieved the highest level. This illustrated book shows how it all happened. The boy from Würzburg became a Bundesliga and national team player, then made the leap to the NBA, made a name for himself there, won a championship, broke records, and proved himself to be a top-level player, game after game, for 20 years. Renowned journalist and author Dino Reisner describes not only the big picture behind this stellar career, but also the little anecdotes and important people who have crossed Nowitzki's path over the years. An attractive and dynamic layout with 180 spectacular and emotional photographs makes this book a true pleasure and treasure for basketball fans.