Now while it's unfair to compare the German sensation to all 17 players, it is fair to stack him up against the members that played the same position.
It's impossible to gauge who would win in a game of one-on-one between Nowitzki and the likes of Shaquille O'Neal or Michael Jordan. The players don't match up correctly, being different in size, strength and ability.
Therefore, this list ranks the best power forwards that have scored 25,000 points in the NBA.
John Havlicek is not on this list because he also played guard during his tenure with the Celtics. Tim Duncan, while arguably the greatest power forward ever, won't be mentioned because he hasn't hit 25,000 points.
But this list does have some of the best to ever play the power forward position, so where does Dirk find himself among the greats after hitting the 25K milestone?