No one really understands why Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks put on this spectacle, I get that they were honouring a fellow Dallas athlete and friend of Dirk, but why all the fuss? We all understand the Mavs were a bust this year and last nights game was meaningless and the only reason to pay attention was because of Tony Romo. Are the Mavs this hard up for PR in 2017?
It was announced last week that Romo would be suiting up to sit on the bench during the Mavs final home game of the season. But owner Mark Cuban had much more in store for Romo, if the NBA would allow it. Cuban approached the league about playing Romo in Tuesday’s game against the Denver Nuggets - also eliminated from playoff contention, but NBA commissioner Adam Silver shot that down and refused to honor Romo’s contract.
That wasn’t going to stop the sideshow though, Dirk set the table for the game with a great tweet:
Fan appreciation night. Also honoring @tonyromo tonight. Come early and you can watch him shoot some airballs in layup line....— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) April 11, 2017
And it turns out the layup line was strangely exciting as the crowd gave the former NFL quarterback a nice applause whenever he put the ball the basket.
Tony Romo about to sign with the Dallas Mavericks or nah 👀💰 pic.twitter.com/3fo9SSBhjw— Today'sLoop (@TodaysLoop) April 12, 2017
Tony Romo going behind the back pic.twitter.com/fWmX1zmA6u— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) April 12, 2017
Tony Romo getting up jumpers pic.twitter.com/DHohRd9Doq— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) April 12, 2017
As I mentioned most of the excitement heading into this game was centred around the professional broadcaster and his presence on the end of the Mavs bench, but for a moment it looked like he was going to get a run. It didn’t happen and the fans let their disapproval known.
Not to be stopped, the internet had some thoughts on the events at American Airlines Center.
When does this drop? pic.twitter.com/0nD2TQeCu0— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 11, 2017
Final Score: Nuggets 109, Mavs 91— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) April 12, 2017
Tony Romo finishes his Mavs career with a losing record, and misses the playoffs. He's still got it.
"If Dak Prescott shows up to this thing in uniform, I swear to God..." pic.twitter.com/rAZbr1vSos— Not Tony Romo (@not_romo) April 11, 2017
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