Dirk Nowitzki entered Tuesday needing just four points to pass Wilt Chamberlain on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
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He did so just over three minutes into the first quarter with his patented elbow jumpshot in the Dallas Mavericks matchup with the New Orleans Pelicans.
SIXTH ALL-TIME! pic.twitter.com/b1MMpCzgPe- Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) March 19, 2019
The 2007 league MVP, who won a title with the Mavs in 2011, is the second all-time leading scorer among all active players. In moving past Chamberlain, he now trails only Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the all-time scoring list.
Congrats to @swish41 of the @dallasmavs for moving up to 6th on the NBA's ALL-TIME SCORING list! #MFFL pic.twitter.com/yTfC7N617x- NBA (@NBA) March 19, 2019
Just over 800 points separate Nowitzki and Michael Jordan, who sits fifth on the all-time scoring list.
In his 21st season, Nowitzki is averaging 6.0 points per game.