Last night Dirk Nowitzki posted up Pelicans rookie Kenrich Williams at the top of the key and shot over the top of him like he’d done a million times. This time was special; those two points put him ahead of Wilt Chamberlain on the NBA all-time scoring list.
Kenrich Williams was born in 1994 in Waco where he was raised until he went off to college to play at TCU just down the road. “I’ll always be on his highlight reel” Williams said after the game.
Many NBA players, teammates, and others reached out to congratulate Dirk on this historic occasion. Let’s take a look at the important ones.
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I’ve grown up watching this man on TV from our hometown and idolizing him since I was old enough to hold a basketball. Sharing the court with him today while he reached this special milestone was surreal. Cheers to one of the greatest for passing #6 in all time scores. Congrats Dirk (he always accused me of having his jersey on my wall... maybe he was right ) #mffl #goat
Maxi Kleber’s post was a personal one. After Saturday night’s game Kleber talked about how special it was for him to be on the same floor as Dirk after how much he idolized him growing up.
Luka’s post was short and sweet. Though Devin Harris said he was definitely getting the assist on this bucket Doncic was the one to actually get the key pass.
A very good basketball player gives props to the greatest player in the 2011 NBA Finals.
This is the tribute video the Mavericks played during the first timeout after Dirk hit the historic bucket.
Here is Dirk hitting the shot in slow-mo, which makes it even more beautiful.
From one MVP to another, even rivals show respect.
A look back at some of Dirk Nowitzki's career milestones!— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) March 19, 2019
Here’s a lovely look at some of Dirk’s many milestones through the years as he’s climbed up the all-time scoring list.
And lastly we have our own Jordan Brodess pointing out the kindness of Wilt to come out of retirement just to watch Dirk pass him up.
Dirk Nowitzki doesn’t seek out this attention or compliments which makes it even better that they flow so freely from so many players and fans around the league. So with all the famous people who’ve reached out let me throw in my own tiny two cents.
Congratulations, Dirk. Thank you for letting us celebrate history.