What Does Latest Milestone Mean For Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki?

By Elaine J. Dispo
Congratulations, Dirk Nowitzki
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Dirk Nowitzki made history on Tuesday night. Once upon a time, this shooter scored, and he scored big. It is official: this Dallas Mavericks power forward has claimed the 16th spot on the NBA All-Time leading scorers list.

At Dallas’ American Airlines Center where the Mavs hosted the Washington Wizards, Nowitzki exceeded Jerry West‘s 25,192 career points. Nowitzki’s 3-pointer brought him to his 25,194th to pass up West. Yes, Mavs magic indeed was made when the Wizards visited, thanks in major part to Nowitzki.

His offseason training definitely paid off as Nowitzki’s efforts have treated him and the Mavs kindly. The next player for the Mavs star to reach is No. 15, Reggie Miller, who has racked up 25,279 points during his entire league career with the Indiana Pacers. It is only a matter of time, and Nowitzki should be able to get there very soon with his offensive prowess. Challenge: accepted!

One common factor that Nowitzki shares with West and Miller is that all three have played with only one team during their entire careers. West spent all of his professional baller days with the Los Angeles Lakers.

It is no secret that Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wishes to keep Nowitzki, and we all know he can be a wise investor. As long as this prized PF sticks with Dallas, things will work in the favor of him as a player, the franchise as a whole and fellow MFFL (Mavs Fans for Life) who know we can always count on No. 41 on Game Day.

Elaine Dispo is a Dallas Mavericks writer for RantSports.com. Follow her on Twitter, “Like” her on Facebook or add her to your network on Google.

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