Nowitzki leaps at another opportunity to make fun of his regression

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Nobody loves roasting Dirk Nowitzki more than the man himself.

The Dallas Mavericks star takes such great delight in poking fun of his advanced age and deteriorating mobility, even a tweet about a video-game bug can prompt some lighthearted self-slander.

Apparently, the older he gets, the more he tweets about slowing down.

Nowitzki is coming off a season in which he recorded 14.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game, which are all below his career averages. He's a week away from his 39th birthday and will enter his 20th NBA campaign in 2017-18.