Dirk Nowitzki Passes Oscar Robertson on NBA’s All-Time Scoring List
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Dirk Nowitzki passes Oscar Robertson for 10th on NBA’s all-time scoring list.
With his 18th point in the Dallas Mavericks’ showdown the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night, Nowitzki leapfrogged Oscar Robertson on the league’s all-time scoring list.
With just four games left to go in the regular season, it looks like Dirk will have to wait to pass Hakeem Olajuwon at No. 9 (26,946). I mean, unless he averages 60 points a game from here on out. Which I suppose is doable.
Assuming he can stay healthy and averages 15 points a game over 70 games per season for the next three years, Dirk—who turns 36 on June 19—would finish his career with more than 30,000 points, putting him right behind Wilt Chamberlain (31,419).