Dirk Nowitzki got asked by a kid if he’s going to break Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point record
An innocent kid recently asked Dallas Mavericks icon Dirk Nowitzki if he was going to break Wilt Chamberlain’s towering 100-point record in an NBA game, according to Dwain Price of Mavs.com. As Dirk mentioned, the kid must not watch a ton of the Mavs.
Nowitzki’s response was filled with his signature sass, one we’ve come to love over his 20-year NBA career.
“I’m not sure you watched me play last year,” said the German international.
The 7-footer isn’t the high-scoring, long-striding stretch-four that defined his generation, recently putting up the fewest points per game average since his rookie season at 12 per game.
Nowitzki could, though, be in line to surpass Chamberlain in the all-time scoring list, sitting only 236 points behind The Stilt for the fifth-most of all-time (31,419).
Though there is a chance he’s surpassed by LeBron James first, who is only 145 points behind Nowitzki (31,183) and scores at a much higher clip than the 40-year-old.
Nowitzki became the sixth all-time leading scorer during the 2016-17 season, but could be stuck there even after this season, as James still appears to have plenty of gas in the tank to crack into the top-three — barring any injuries.
Nevertheless, the Mavs legend has at least one season left in him.