Nowitzki passes Wilt Chamberlain on the NBA’s all-time scoring

by Dan M | Posted on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019


  • Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki passed Wilt Chamberlain (31,419) for sixth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list with a 20-foot face-up jumper over Kenrich Williams at the 8:35 mark of the first quarter (the basket gave him four points for the game and 31,420 for his career). He was assisted by rookie Luka Dončić on the play. Nowitzki finished with eight points against the Pelicans (all in the first half) and now has 31,424 points for his career. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387), Karl Malone (36,928), Kobe Bryant (33,643), LeBron James (32,439) and Michael Jordan (32,292) are now the only players in league history with more career points than Nowitzki.

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