When Dirk Nowitzki entered the NBA, many didn’t expect him to be one of the best scorers in league history. Well, that was actually cemented on Monday night, as Dirk passed Wilt Chamberlain to become the sixth-highest scorer of all time. Coming into the night, Dirk only needed four points to surpass Wilt and he did just that after draining his first two shots. Nowitzki finished the game with eight points, pushing his career total to 31,424.
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“The Big Dipper, huh?” Nowitzki said. “It’s amazing. It’s been a long time coming this season, knowing before the year it was 200-something points. Then there were times I thought, ‘I’m not going to be making it,’ the way the season went with the injury.”
“Any time you beat some of those legends up there, it’s incredible,” Nowitzki said. “Wilt is probably, during his era, he was the most dominant player this league has ever seen.
Dirk hasn’t hinted about retirement, so his numbers could increase if he comes back for his 23rd season, in October.