Is Dirk Nowitzki the best Power Forward ever? Now after Dirk's huge achievement he is at the top of the list for best Power Forwards ever.
"I always wanted to be a basketball player. Nothing more, nothing less.” Is a famous quote from Dirk Nowitzki an elite power forward who just reached 30,000 points in his NBA career.
Dirk Nowitzki scoring his 30,000th point
Dirk Nowitzki is a great player and surely will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. He has just reached one of the most elite records in pro basketball he has scored 30,000 points in his entire career he joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain as the only people to reach 30,000 points.
Dirk Nowitzki after his 30,000th point game.
Dirk Nowitzki and Karl Malone are the only two Power Forwards in that club so for both their is a strong argument for both being the best power forward ever.
Karl Malone and Dirk Nowitzki
Some quote's people said about Dirk Nowitzki according to http://www.jockbio.com/Bios/D_Nowitzki/Nowitzki_they-say.html is "He's one of the players I would allow my son to watch and pattern his game after.” Said by Shaquille O'Neal.
Picture of Shaquille O'Neil
Another quote from the same source is "Being compared to Bird is not easy, but he certainly deserves it. It's a big honor for Dirk, but it's also a big honor for Bird because Dirk is really special.” Said by Michael Finley.
There's also a third story to this argument many believe Tim Duncan is the greatest power Forward of all time his career scoring is 26,496 which is 14th on the all time list. Dirk Nowitzki is in elite company now only six other people can say they scored 30,000 points in the NBA and ABA. This definitely puts Dirk Nowitzki towards the top of list for best power Forwards ever.
Image comparing Young Dirk Nowitzki and Young Tim Duncan