So with Cuban always being a bit of a sideshow, a rich courtside clown in a painted-on T-shirt, the lingering question has always been "When the winning is no longer there, what will the Cuban circus look like?" On Tuesday night, we got a little taste of what Cuban's Mavericks will do to stay in the spotlight as they concocted an attention grab that was half-baked in the act of honoring retiring Dallas Cowboy quarterback (and soon to be lead NFL color analyst on CBS) Tony Romo.
In the box score, it was merely another Mavericks loss, 109-91 to the Denver Nuggets. However, in American Airlines Center, it was a celebration of Romo and all of the hardware — wait, never mind — that he won for the city of Dallas. And we are not just talking about a tip of the cap at halftime with a brief highlight video. No, no, no...Romo became a full-on "Maverick for a Day," complete with warmup suit, custom jersey and participation in shootaround, pregame warmups, introductions and a seat on the bench.
I'm not sure for whom the whole thing was more embarrassing, the Mavericks or Romo, but no one inside the building seemed to care. They cheered long and loud for Romo, even calling out for him to enter the game during the waning moments, forgetting that a player needs to actually be, y'know, UNDER CONTRACT in order to participate in a game. Bless your hearts, Dallas.
So let's relive, via Twitter, how the whole Romo day went down....
Team Photo Time. pic.twitter.com/NsdTJaqdt5— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) April 11, 2017
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