Dirk Nowitzki in the twilight of his career, the sixth place recaptured on the topscorerslijst of all time in the NBA. The forty-year basketball player passed Monday night (local time) late wilt Chamberlain.
Nowitzki had in the game against the New Orleans Pelicans four points to the 1999 death of Chamberlain surpass. The German made eight in total, though that was just not enough to take his team to the victory, to give: 125-129.
Through his production against the Pelicans is Nowitzki is now on a total of 31.424 points and that there are five more than Chamberlain. ‘The Big Dipper’ played between 1959 and 1973 in the NBA for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Nowitzki, who earlier this season on the topscorerslijst was passed by LeBron James, is normally doing his final year in the NBA. The elfvoudig All-Star has been playing since 1998 for the Mavericks and was in 2011 with the formation of Texas champion in the NBA.
Dirk Nowitzki is now on 31.424 points in the NBA. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Abdul-Jabbar leads topscorerslijst to
Although the end of his career approaching, Nowitzki firmly in the sixth spot of the eternal topscorerslijst. Of the first eighteen players in the ranking at this moment, only he and James are still active.
“It’s great and unbelievable that I, ‘The Big Dipper’ on the list have passed”, said a proud Nowitzki on ESPN. “There was a time that I thought that the score would never get. It took this season a long time before I completely recovered from my injury, but the last weeks I feel better and I also play stronger.”
The topscorerslijst of all time in the NBA is still led by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who at a whopping 38.387 points. That there are 5.948 more than James, that the fourth place is occupied. The star player of the Los Angeles Lakers passed recently his idol Michael Jordan in the standings and is now fourth.
Topscorerslijst NBA (number of points):
- 1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – 38.387
- 2. Karl Malone – 36.928
- 3. Kobe Bryant – 33.643
- 4. LeBron James – 32.439
- 5. Michael Jordan – 32.292
- 6. Dirk Nowitzki – 31.424
- 7. Wilt Chamberlain – 31.419
- 8. Shaquille O’neal – 28.596
- 9. Moses Malone – 27.409
- 10. Elvin Hayes – 27.313