Mistakes happen to the best of ’em, although the timing on this one wasn’t the greatest.

On the night Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki passed 50,000 career minutes — he’s now 5th all-time behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kevin Garnett and Jason Kidd — the name on the back of his jersey was spelled “NOWITKZI.”

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Oops.

Nowitkzi’s Nowitzki’s reaction was perfect and funny and also a little sad. Via the Dallas Morning News:

“I actually just saw it,” Nowitzki said in the postgame locker room. “I had no idea, no idea. I guess it happens. I usually look at my jersey. I guess it kind of sums up our season.”

The paper reports the Mavs are considering auctioning off the one-of-a-kind jersey for charity. UPDATE: They are!

Also I completely agree with this tweet: