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Dirk Nowitzki Receives Customized Potato After Scoring 30,000 Points

If you’re one of the six players in the NBA to ever reach the 30,000 point milestone, it’s safe to assume you can expect some pretty cool gifts after you accomplish something so monumental.

Well, in Dallas Maverick’s star Dirk Nowitzki’s case, he got a potato.

On Wednesday morning, the star power forward tweeted an image of his questionable piece of fan mail for the world to see. While it’s a weird gift, the potato itself is pretty cool — if you’re into potatoes with an image of Dirk on them.

When Nowitzki tweeted the image, the sender of the customized vegetable was still unknown, but shortly after, the USA Today Sports blog For The Win reported that PotatoParcel, a company that allows customers to customize potatoes with personalized images and funny phrases, had sent it to Nowitzki.

While there’s no significance between Nowitzki and PotatoParcel directly, the company did appear on the ABC television show Shark Tank a few years ago and actually received funding.

Ironically enough, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has worked as a Shark Tank ‘Shark’ for years. Although Cuban didn’t fund the PotatoParcel project, it’s nice to see a fellow Shark showing support for one of Cuban’s guys.

By Evan Lancaster

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