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Dallas Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki’s top 10 career achievements

By DW Schabbing
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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9. Joins the 50-40-90 club

In the illustrious history of the NBA, there have only been seven players who have been able to say they are a part of the 50-40-90 club. To join a player needs to shoot at least 50 percent from the field, 40 percent on his 3-point attempts, and 90 percent from the free throw line.

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Dirk Nowitzki was able to add his name to the list during the 2006-2007 NBA season. He won the MVP that season by shooting 50.2 percent from the field, 41.6 percent on his 3-pointers, and 90.4 percent from the free throw line. Dirk also averaged 24.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game in that historic campaign.

The other players to make the list are Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Mark Price, Reggie Miller, Steve Nash, and Larry Bird. As you can see, it takes a very special season to be able to add your name to this list. Steve Nash and Larry Bird are the only players to accomplish this feat more than once.

Nowitzki got close to accomplishing the feat in two other seasons. In 2010-2011, he shot 51.7 percent from the field, but just 39.3 percent on threes and 89.2 percent from the foul line. Dirk also just missed on all three percentages in the 2013-2014 season.

Achieving this feat put Dirk Nowitzki in a class with all-time greats which is always a massive accomplishment.

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