Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki passed Oscar Robertson for tenth all-time in points Monday night, scoring 21 points to move past the Big O with 26,714 points. Robertson finished his career with 26,710.
Robertson, a 6-5 205 lb. guard out of Cincinnati averaged 25.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and 9.5 assists for his career in 1,040 career NBA games. He averaged a triple-double in four seasons.
Nowitzki now trails No. 9 Hakeem Olajuwon who sits at 26,946 points by 233 points.
After the game, Mark Cuban congratulated the player he built his franchise around over the past 15 years.
.@swish41 words can not express— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) April 9, 2014
Nowitzki is averaging 48 percent shooting for his career, as a jumpshooter, which is just insane.