Dirk passes Wilt on all-time scoring list

Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki is now the sixth-leading scorer in NBA history, scoring four points in the first quarter of Monday’s game with the Pelicans to pass one-time leader Wilt Chamberlain. 

Nowitzki scored the decisive points on a trademark fadeaway jumper. 

After the historic field goal, the Mavericks played a tribute video during the next stoppage in play, and Nowitzki was applauded by the crowd at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Nowitzki trails No. 5 Michael Jordan by more than 800 points. LeBron James (32,439) is the only other active player in the top five.

NBA Career Scoring Leaders
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar38,387
2. Karl Malone36,928
3. Kobe Bryant33,643
4. LeBron James32,439
5. Michael Jordan32,292
6. Dirk Nowitzki31,424
7. Wilt Chamberlain31,419

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