NBA: Dirk Nowitzki moves to 6th on all-time scoring list

Nowitzki accomplished the feat Monday against the Pelicans when he netted his 31,420th career point.

Dirk Nowitzki has now passed NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain to become the league's sixth all-time leading scorer.   -  (Getty Images)

Dirk Nowitzki continues to etch his name into the history books in what is rumored to be his final season.

The 40-year-old big man has now passed NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain to become the league's sixth all-time leading scorer. Nowitzki accomplished the feat Monday against New Orleans Pelicans when he netted his 31,420 career point.

The accomplishment came in front of a home crowd at the American Airlines Center.

 

Nowitzki now trails only Michael Jordan (32,292), LeBron James (32,439), Kobe Bryant (33,643), Karl Malone (36,928) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387).

The 14-time All-Star recently passed John Stockton for third all time in games played with 1,505.

Nowitzki has not ruled out playing next season, but is expected to hang up his jersey at the end of 2018-19. He has received tributes at numerous road games in his record 21st NBA season.

 

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