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Dirk Nowitzki passes Jerry West on all-time scoring list (VIDEO)

Nov 13, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

Tuesday night, with a couple of third quarter three pointers, Dirk Nowitzki passed Jerry West to move into 16th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Consider this a little reminder we are lucky to get to watch one of the greatest scorers ever to play the game and we should savor that.

Nowitzki now has 25,197 points after getting 19 in the Dallas win over Washington Tuesday night. He wasn’t really in a groove until a fortunate bounce gave him a three in the third quarter, with which he tied West. Then he passes him on three taken from roughly Amarillo. It was fitting.

If he can stay healthy this season Nowitzki should keep moving up the ladder to about to number 10 or 11 this season. Nowitzki is simply the best European player ever and belongs on that list.

  1. mimaiheatdynasty - Nov 13, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    That Dallas team was on a mission in the 2011 playoffs. Swept the Lake-Show, beat OKC and Miami. We would have three-peated already if not for the Mavs.

    • bjornreyes - Nov 13, 2013 at 7:50 PM

      Heat would have beaten Mavs in Finals rematch (2012).

  2. azarkhan - Nov 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Dirk is an amazing basketball player who revolutionized the game for big men. Before Dirk they did most of their work around the basket. After him, it became common for centers and forwards to hit the three or long range jumper.

  3. belleby123 - Nov 13, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    The headline should read: “Nowitzki moves north of West on the all time list…”

  4. bjornreyes - Nov 13, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Dirk is now the highest active player in the scoring leaders.

    • tommy972 - Nov 13, 2013 at 10:02 PM

      Active as in still in the league? Kobe Bryant is still up there.. instead you mean noninjured active.

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