Dirk Nowitzki joins 50,000 minutes club wearing jersey with name misspelled

Associated Press

Future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki reached another milestone on Tuesday night — 50,000 regular season minutes played.

Dallas’ sharp-shooting big man joins just five others — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kevin Garnett, Jason Kidd and Elvin Hayes — in that club. It takes a long, mostly healthy career playing at a high level to earn that much court time, and the feat turned heads.

However, what turned the most heads is Nowitzki did it in a jersey where his name was misspelled.

Nowitzki himself had no idea.

What really matters is getting his name spelled right on his checks and on his plaque in Springfield at the Hall of Fame.