26,714 (through April 8, 2014)
Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki moved past Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson to become the 10th leading scorer in NBA history on Tuesday (April 8). Nowitzki scored a game-high 21 points (on 9-for-11 shooting) as Dallas claimed a 95-83 road victory against Utah. That performance upped his career total to 26,714 points during his 16-year NBA career, surpassing Robertson's total of 26,710. Nowitzki has passed seven players on the all-time scoring list this season, including Jerry West, Reggie MIller, Alex English, Kevin Garnett, John Havlicek Dominique Wilkins and Oscar Robertson.