Adam Silver Hates Fun; Didn’t Allow Tony Romo To Play For The Mavs1 min read
Mark Cuban wanted Tony Romo to suit up for the Mavs last night.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 12, 2017
Recently released QB, Tony Romo, got an invite to suit up for the Mavericks Tuesday night and participate in shootaround.
It’s amazing how athletic a guy can look in a football uniform and so doughy in a basketball jersey, but Tony’s “retired” so he gets a pass.
Apparently Rick Carlisle saw some serious potential in Romo’s playing ability and tried to give him some minutes, but I guess Mark Cuban isn’t really about it.
(almost Tony Romo, almost) pic.twitter.com/iNLIaujFmh
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) April 12, 2017
SAD! But Adam Silver is really to blame here; he refused to honor Romo’s contract which forbade him from entering the game. It’s definitely a Roger Goodell No Fun League move, but it makes sense. Can’t be setting a precedent for having local celebrities hop in on insignificant games like that, as much as I would enjoy seeing Kanye or Obama get some minutes for the Bulls.
It’s probably for the better anyways, there was a better than 50% chance that Tony would’ve broken his collar bone trying to run through a screen from Nikola Jokic.