During the fourth quarter of the Dallas Mavericks’ comeback win over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night, future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki passed NBA legend Hakeem Olajuwon for 9th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
Dirk became ninth on the all-time scoring list, and the highest scoring foreign player in NBA history after he sank a signature jumper off of a Monta Ellis assist over Kings forward Carl Landry. Nowitzki now has 26,953 points in his career.
Dirk finished the 106-98 victory with 23 points (7-12 FG,) and 7 rebounds. Dirk is 361 points away from passing Elvin Hayes for 8th all-time on the list.