Dirk Nowitzki clears 29,000-point mark with bucket Sunday

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Only five other players have done it in NBA history. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Karl Malone. Kobe Bryant. Michael Jordan. Wilt Chamberlain.

Dirk Nowitzki now joins that historic group — NBA players who have scored more than 29,000 points in the league.

He did it with the three you see above, which included a pump fake and almost no leap. But somehow it felt like vintage Nowitzki — he will go down as the greatest shooting big man and one of the great scorers the game has ever seen. And the Mavericks beat the 76ers handily in this one.

It was perfect that it happened while Nowitzki was wearing the throwback green Mavs jerseys.