Dirk Set to Join 20,000-Point Club

by January 13, 2010

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.”‘