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The master of self-deprecation: A tribute to Dirk Nowitzki's greatness on Twitter

As Dirk Nowitzki's statistical resume has risen to the ranks of basketball immortality, he's mastered the craft of poking fun at his game slowed by age.

Dirk Nowitzki’s 21 seasons with the Dallas Mavericks have graced us with a transformational skillset, one of the most unguardable shots the game has seen in his fadeaway, a majestic decade-long run of winning basketball and a beacon of loyalty.

But, especially in the twilight of his career, the elder statesman of DFW sports has also become a master of Twitter humor.

As his statistical resume has risen to the ranks of basketball immortality – he passed Wilt Chamberlain for sixth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list – he’s developed a knack for self-deprecation.

Here, we revisit some of Dirk’s humor highlights. 

Like all the times he’s hilariously poked fun at his game, which has been notably slowed by age in recent years.

Or the times he’s scrolled through his mentions and hat-tipped other people having a laugh at his expense. 

Then, of course, there’s Dirk the fashionisto. From Halloween costumes to retro outfits, he’s been known to roast his own clothes.


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