Nowitzki hits 30000-point milestone to join elite club

Mar 09, 2017, 00:33
Nowitzki hits 30000-point milestone to join elite club

Seth Curry scored 22 points and Dirk Nowitzki had 18 points and 12 rebounds as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-89 on Sunday night.

On a Tuesday night in March, Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki could join Kareem-Abdul Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlin as the only players to ever score 30,000 points.

The 38-year-old Nowitzki scored 18 points in the first quarter, and reached the landmark with a jump shot from the baseline with 10:58 remaining in the second quarter.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver also congratulated Nowitzki. Over the next several years, Nowitzki would up his reputation, slowly and surely plodding along hitting jumpers, patenting the one-footed fadeaways over smaller players and rainbow three pointers that has delighted the Dallas Maverick fans almost 20 years.

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"It's been sort of surreal - 30,000 is wonderful, a lot of points", Nowitzki after the game. He scored 26 points per game in the NBA Finals as the Mavs upset Lebron James and the Miami Heat in six games.

With his ABA career included, Julius Erving is the seventh player to reach the mark. Not known for his blazing speed by any measure, Nowitzki needed more than 200 games more than the next-slowest player on the list (Kobe Bryant).

"For me, this was a 13:02 microcosm of one of the greatest careers in the history of this game", Carlisle said.

"This latest accomplishment further establishes his legacy as one of the NBA's greatest players", he said. The Lakers dropped to 19-45. I think that's also a good number to be in the league. from 20 to 40.