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.

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. 

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