Tony Romo Tries To Enter Game, Mark Cuban Pulls Him “Because He Didn’t Stretch”
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Considering Dirk was 5 of 14, Ferrell was 4 of 12, Smith was 2 of 7, Powell was 3 of 9 and Devin Harris was 3 of 10, I don’t think Mavs honorary guest Tony Romo would have shot any worse than most of the Mavs during Tuesday’s loss to the Nuggets.
The Mavs did jokingly pretend they were going to put him into the game with about two minutes left in regulation, then Mark Cuban pulled him back to his seat as the crowd booed.
“Obviously we knew we couldn’t check him in,” said Dirk Nowitzki. “We were faking it and the crowd was loving it. And they wanted to see him out there so bad. We just couldn’t pull it off.”
After the game Cuban jokingly said he didn’t allow Romo to play because he refused to stretch. The real reason was because Adam Silver didn’t approve of the contract.
“I told him what I was going to do and said, `Fine me if you don’t like it,” Cuban said of his conversation with Silver. “But once he said the contract wasn’t getting approved, then he kind of killed that.”
Despite not playing, his appearance was the highlight of the night for Dallas fans and an unforgettable moment for the former NFL player and high school basketball player.
“This is an honor that I could never dream of,” said Romo. “It’s a little embarrassing, but I’ll tell you what, I’m a very lucky guy. Thank you, Dallas. I love you.”