Dirk Is About To Pass Wilt On The All-Time Scoring List And The Merchandise Is Already Ready

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Dirk Is About To Pass Wilt On The All-Time Scoring List And The Merchandise Is Already Ready

 

Dirk Nowitzki knew that it was inevitable. Then, last year, on October 27, LeBron James passed him on the NBA’s all time scoring list.

While the two have the utmost respect for one another (LeBron previously said Dirk is one of his favorite players of all-time), Dirk, who set an NBA record by playing his 21st season with the same team this season, revealed that he has intentions of chasing James. Dirk wants his number 6 position back, also because the merchandise would already be ready. That’s what he told New York Times’ Marc Stein:

 

“I’m probably going to tell him when I see him that I’m going to try to catch him, but I’m not sure that’s going to happen. The good thing is, like our P.R. guy Scott Tomlin always tells me, when I finally get back to No. 6, we’ve got all the merchandise already made — all the T-shirts, all the bobbleheads, all the gear. So it’s a perfect situation.”

 

While Dirk obviously never had a real chance to catch LeBron James and surpass him, he can bring back that merchandise, soon – likely tonight. In the Mavs’ upcoming game against the Pelicans, Nowitzki needs two points to tie Wilt Chamberlain and three to pass him for his beloved #6 spot on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

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