On March 18, 2019, Dirk Nowitzki overtook Wilt Chamberlain (31,419) to take sixth place on the NBA’s highest ever scoring list.
The German was inducted into the Hall of Fame with the highest scoring chart ever at the Phase Away Jumper, which patented New Orleans Pelicans in the first quarter at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. In the game Mavericks lost in overtime 129-125, Nowitzki finished with 8 points (3-6 FG), 2 assists and a rebound in 12 minutes.
At the end of the season, when the Dallas Mavericks superstar retired after 21 seasons in the league, he finished with 31,560 points after 1,522 regular season matches.
He is the best player born internationally on the highest scoring chart ever, with Hall of Fame Akeem Olajuwon in second place with 11th overall.
Other notable events on March 18th
- In 1978, inducted into the Hall of Fame, Calvin Murphy scored 57 points in the Houston Rockets franchise and lost to New Jersey Nets 106-104.Until his record lasts nearly 40 years James Harden broke it on January 30, 2018 ..
- In 1988, the Golden State Warriors retired from Rick Barry’s # 24. At the time, he was the fourth franchise to retire his jersey, following Al Attles, Tom Meschery and Nate Thurmond.
- In 1991, the Philadelphia 76ers retired from Wilt Chamberlain # 13. At the time, his number was the sixth to retire by the franchise (the Lakers retired his # 13 in 1983).
- In 2001, with a 101-95 victory over Sacramento Kings, Reggie Miller became the first player in NBA history to score 2,000 3 points.
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History of the NBA Today: Dirk Nowitzki passed Wilt Chamberlain in 6th place. NBA.com Australia
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