Julius Erving, Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. That’s a fine list of basketball royalty all with one thing in common: 30,000 points. One name that will be added to that list in the near future is Dirk Nowitzki.
Dirk is a mere 342 points from that 30k milestone, and during what feels like one of the more forgettable Maverick seasons, this moment will likely be the absolute peak of the 2016-17 campaign.
After suiting up and playing in 13 games this season, Dirk is averaging only a little under 13 points per game.