Oct 30, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) celebrates a three point shot against the Atlanta Hawks during the game at American Airlines Center. The Mavericks defeated the Hawks 118-109. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dirk Nowitzki Passes The Big-O, Now In The Top-10 In Career Scoring

Dirk Nowitzki has ONCE AGAIN moved up the NBA’s All-Time scoring list.

After passing Dominique Wilkins for 11th place on April 4 against the Lakers, the “Big German” has passed one of the greatest point guards of all time, the Big-O, Oscar Robertson for 10th place.

Nowitzki knocked down a 19-foot jumper for his 26,711th-career point with 11:45 left in the fourth quarter against the Jazz on April 8.

To start the season, Nowitzki was 17th all-time, passing the likes of Jerry West, Reggie Miller, Kevin Garnett, Alex English, John Havlicek and Wilkins.

Come next year, Nowitzki has a chance to pass Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon, Elvin Hayes and Moses Malone, who sits in 7th place with 27,409 points. He also has a chance to pass Shaquille O’Neal for 6th, but won’t go any higher. Wilt Chamberlain holds down 5th, but is nearly 3,000 points ahead of O’Neal.

Nowitzki is averaging a team-high 21.6 points per game, which ranks 13th in the NBA. He has scored over 1,650 points on the season, his most since the championship year when he scored 1,681 points.

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