Look at how unique Dirk Nowitzki is among the All-Time Big Men

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The chart below is the most illustrious group of the dominant big men in NBA history. These ten players are the only big men in NBA history to score more than 25,000 points while pulling in more than 10,000 rebounds for their careers.   Every player that entered this rarefied territory was more or less a version of what had come before. However, the last and most recent member of this group proved early on that he was something different, something never seen before.   And so where the dominant big men before him had roamed the paint and played with their backs to the basket, Dirk Nowitzki instead ventured to a distant land where no big man before him had ever dared to dominate. What followed was the most unique career an all-time big man has ever had.   |||||Crit|Crit|Crit|Tota|Tota|Tota|Shoo|Shoo|Shoo| |-:|:-|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:| |Rk|Player|From|To|PTS|TRB|3P|3PA|FT|FTA|3P%|FT%|TS%| |1|Dirk Nowitzki|1999|2019|31560|11489|1982|5210|7240|8239|.380|.879|.577| |2|Kevin Garnett|1996|2016|26071|14662|174|632|4887|6190|.275|.789|.546| |3|Karl Malone|1986|2004|36928|14968|85|310|9787|13188|.274|.742|.577| |4|Tim Duncan|1998|2016|26496|15091|30|168|5896|8468|.179|.696|.551| |5|Hakeem Olajuwon|1985|2002|26946|13748|25|124|5423|7621|.202|.712|.553| |6|Moses Malone|1977|1995|27409|16212|8|80|8531|11090|.100|.769|.569| |7|Elvin Hayes|1969|1984|27313|16279|5|34|5356|7999|.147|.670|.491| |8|Kareem Abdul-Jabbar|1970|1989|38387|17440|1|18|6712|9304|.056|.721|.592| |9|Shaquille ONeal|1993|2011|28596|13099|1|22|5935|11252|.045|.527|.586| |10|Wilt Chamberlain|1960|1973|31419|23924|||6057|11862||.511|.547| Provided by [Basketball-Reference.com](https://www.sports-reference.com/sharing.html?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=Share&utm_campaign=ShareTool): [View Original Table](https://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/psl_finder.cgi?request=1&match=combined&type=totals&per_minute_base=36&per_poss_base=100&season_start=1&season_end=-1&lg_id=NBA&age_min=0&age_max=99&is_playoffs=N&height_min=0&height_max=99&birth_country_is=Y&as_comp=gt&as_val=0&pos_is_g=Y&pos_is_gf=Y&pos_is_f=Y&pos_is_fg=Y&pos_is_fc=Y&pos_is_c=Y&pos_is_cf=Y&c1stat=pts&c1comp=gt&c1val=25000&c2stat=trb&c2comp=gt&c2val=10000&order_by=fg3&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=Share&utm_campaign=ShareTool#stats) Generated 8/12/2019.   As you can see, Dirk is one of a kind in relation to what came before him. He was the leader of a movement by big men that has changed the game of basketball forever. The first dominant big man shooter.