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Dirk Nowitzki pokes fun at his lack of speed after ESPN scouting report

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DALLAS, TX - APRIL 21: Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks reacts against the Oklahoma City Thunder during game three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2016 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center on April 21, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Dirk Nowitzki was never the fastest player in the NBA, but at 38 years old, what little speed he had is long gone. In his team previews,’s Kevin Pelton’s writeup of Nowitzki describes him as running “like he’s stick in cement,” which isn’t wrong. A follower brought this to Nowitzki’s attention, and he agreed with Pelton’s assessment.

Nowitzki went a step further, pointing out that, as slow as he is now, he was never fast before.

Nowitzki has always had a sense of humor about himself. This is just the latest example of that.