Dirk Nowitzki becomes fourth player to score 27,000 points with one team


During the Dallas Mavericks’ 107-80 Monday win over the Charlotte Hornets, Dirk Nowitzki scored his 27,000th career point. It was yet another accomplishment for the future Hall of Famer and former MVP, and one that puts him in rarefied air. He became just the fourth player in NBA history to score at least 27,000 points while playing for a single team.

The other three players to reach that milestone are Karl Malone, who scored 36,375 points with the Utah Jazz; Kobe Bryant, who has scored 31,937 points with the Los Angeles Lakers (and counting); and Michael Jordan, who scored 29,277 points with the Chicago Bulls.

It’s a testament to Nowitzki’s longevity and status as one of the greatest players not just of his generation, but of all time, that he’s in such company.