OK...OK...that was a joke.
Although the German superstar has been known to return to Texas with a new look from time to time after taking the summer off from the NBA season, it was either a mistake or funny joke that caused Dirk Nowitzki to not look like his normal self during Mavs media days.
A picture was taken of newly signed guard Vince Carter who, instead of holding up a piece of paper that would have identified himself, instead held up Nowitzki's card for his picture in an image that has begun to surface around the net.
With all of the new Mavericks on the roster this season, it's as important as ever that everyone introduces themselves and learns each others proper names.
And with the Kardashians coming to town, there's no telling just how confusing this photo could be to Khloe and her sisters.