Dirk Nowitzki is sixth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. He sits with 31,000+ points and counting, his career continuing to wind along with the Dallas Mavericks. LeBron James, of course, is nipping at his heels and will likely eventually pass him.
Nowitzki has passed several all-timers over the years as he looks to finish his 20th season in the NBA. As he continues to be a major part of the Mavericks’ offense, Nowitzki continues to etch his name in the stonework of NBA history. On Sunday, Dirk hit another big mark as he moved to 8th all-time on the made field goals list.
As the Mavericks took on the New Orleans Pelicans in Texas, Nowitzki hit a quick little bump in the middle of the lane off an assist from J.J. Barea to pass Elvin Hayes.
Nowitzki has said that he doesn’t know whether he will retire after this season, but at this point watching him is almost nostalgic in and of itself.
At least this time he wasn’t wearing the wrong name on his jersey.