Apr 3, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) guards Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) during the first half of the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Dirk Nowitzki calls passing Dominique Wilkins 'unbelievable'

During the third quarter of his team’s win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night, Dallas Mavericks center Dirk Nowitzki passed NBA legend Dominique Wilkins on the all-time scoring list.

Nowitzki was clearly floored by the accomplishment:

“[It's] unbelievable. It’s been a crazy ride. I used to be a big fan of Dominique. I watched all his dunk contests and the many ways he could score, sometimes missing his own shot and he’d be the person to dunk over two people. He was just so much fun to watch.”

Averaging 21.7 points per game this year, Nowitzki, now 11th on the all-time scoring list, should easily move into the top-10 in the next few games. However, the more important goal is making the playoffs:

“Hopefully compete in the playoffs — that’s what we like, what we’re all about with the Mavericks. That’s really all I’m worried about now is making the playoffs. All the records are great once my career is over.”

The Mavericks are currently taking on the Sacramento Kings. We’ll have more news for you when the game concludes.

[Source: ESPN]

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