In passing Wilt Chamberlain, the longtime Dallas Mavericks superstar now ranks sixth on the all-time scoring list.
According to Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, Nowitzki will retire at the end of this current season. The seven-foot German native was drafted ninth overall by the Mavericks in 1998. He went on to lead them to 15 playoff appearances and an NBA title win in 2011. The future Hall of Famer also won the MVP award in 2007 and is a 14-time All-Star.
Nowitzki is credited with being the first frontcourt player to also be a perimeter threat. He currently ranks 11th on the NBA’s all-time three-point list.
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