Dirk Nowitzki jokes about LeBron James’ eventual passing of him on all-time scoring list
Dirk Nowitzki is one of the best basketball players of his generation. His place on the all-time scoring list is evidence of Dirk’s place among the all-time greats.
But unfortunately, one of his contemporaries is making a hard charge at his spot at seventh on the all-time scoring list. LeBron James is just 149 points behind Dirk and he’ll surely surpass Nowitzki at some point next season.
He's not wrong. But he could stay in 6th or even move up to 5th if he passes Wilt (232pts away) or Jordan (1105pts away) pic.twitter.com/o06yq7JKPW
— Nick Angstadt (@NickVanExit) July 27, 2018
But Nick Angstadt of Mavs Moneyball points out that Dirk could potentially jump Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan next season. Nowitzki scored 987 points during the 2017-18 season. It’s safe to say that he’ll pass Wilt next season, but he may have a more difficult time reaching MJ.
Dirk recently re-signed with the Mavericks to play his 21st season with the ball club. His longevity is incredible and his loyalty to Dallas is unmatched. This will probably be Dirk’s final season but never say never with the Tall Baller from the G.
Nowitzki never seemed like the type to stat chase, but finishing his career in the top-five of the all-time scoring list would be a pretty cool accomplishment for the sure-fire Hall of Famer.
Last season, Dirk averaged 12.0 points on 24.7 minutes per game, but he was incredibly efficient. Nowitzki’s effective field goal percentage finished at 54.7 percent. He can still shoot the ball well from deep. The career 38.3 percent shooter from deep was 40.9 percent from behind the arc on 4.4 attempts per game.
Of course, he’s not what he once was, but he’s still productive enough to make a possible run at Jordan on the all-time scoring list.