The shot that moved Dirk Nowitzki into 6th on NBA’s all-time scoring list. Only trails Kareem, Karl, Kobe, MJ & Wilt pic.twitter.com/tgnCd9p0hb
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) December 24, 2015
Could it have happened any other way?
The attribute that propelled Dirk Nowitzki to stardom is the same one that still makes him such an impactful offensive forece at 37-years-old. And on Wednesday night, the Dallas Mavericks legend’s unmatched ability as a pick-and-pop big man made him the sixth-highest scorer in NBA history.
Only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, and Wilt Chamberlain have scored more career points than Nowitzki.