Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  15 responses

Dirk Set to Join 20,000-Point Club

The future Hall of Famer will likely achieve the feat tonight against the visiting Lakers: ” Dirk Nowitzki will join the club tonight. Assuming he has a routine game, or something approaching his usual high standard, he’ll get the 16 points he needs against the LA Lakers to reach 20,000 for his career. He’ll become the 34th player in NBA history to reach the plateau that validates the great scorers in league history. And, at the still-prime age of 31, the best European ever in the NBA who also is the best 7-foot shooter of all time is far from done … The top 10 in all-time scoring certainly is in his reach, assuming he keeps rolling for a few more years. ‘It’s an unbelievable milestone,’ Nowitzki said. ‘Looking back 11 years ago, I don’t think any of you guys thought I could score a thousand. But my main goal now is a championship. All the individual goals will be nice when I’m done, but as for now, it doesn’t mean that much to me. I’m still chasing my dream and that’s to win a championship.”‘

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  • tavoris

    good 4 Dirk. Glad 2 c he’s getting his due

  • http://www.mynameinblue.blogspot.com Hisham

    20.000 isn’t that exclusive anymore. 30 is the new 20. kidding congrats Dirk

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/farmer-jones/ Ryan Jones

    Wow. Him and Wilt. Didn’t think Dirk got it like that.

  • http://none The Philosopher

    If he had Kobe’s killer instict, Dirk could have and still could score 81 in a game.

  • Peter

    If Dirk had Kobe’s killer instict, Kobe’s shot, Kobe’s crossover, Kobe’s post up game, Kobe’s first step, was 6’6″, wore number 8, played for the lakers and his name was Kobe he could have scored 81.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch/basket Darksaber

    Time flies. Gratulation an Dirk Dirty Nowitzki. Absoluter superstar und sympathischer Mensch.

  • http://www.yahoo.com Logues

    The Philosopher: NO, he couldnt

  • J-City

    Remember when commentators use to refer to him as Diggler Dirk? Hmm… Wonder why they don’t anymore lol

  • Taylor

    congrats dude does ball for real

  • http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3445/3357407353_c868c2d95c.jpg larrylegend

    congrats dirk! i recently looked at a picture which is sticked to a wall in our gym, with you and other young german prospects, you must have been 16 years or so. you done well the last 14 years :)

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    they might be able to do something this postseason. if i knew a hasselhoff song, id type it. but eff it.

  • http://www.twitter.com/thekelvinlee K. Lee

    ….what is Dirk’s nickname btw?

  • tmw554

    the bucks are really lucky they landed him in the draft…oh wait…

  • Shem

    Who woulda thought that soft scronny german would come so far? Hopefully Bargnani takes the same path

  • nashty

    All hail to the Germanator….!!