Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is suiting up, sitting on the bench and probably will go through pregame warm-ups with the Dallas Mavericks before the regular-season finale against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, April 12, 2017.
Beasley then admitted he had a special interest in the situation. "I'm a diehard Romo fan so that's why I'm here".
Instead of pursuing the hoop dream in college, Romo made a decision to try the pigskin route to greatness by playing for Eastern Illinois before landing in Dallas where the rest is history. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
If you're a guy who had an National Football League career, it'd be pretty cool to have a picture on the wall of you as a member of an NBA basketball team, too. Romo wasn't as fortunate to do it with the Dallas Cowboys, but they forged their relationship through a love of sport and competition.
"Then, as I thought about it more, (Mavericks owner) Mark Cuban can do whatever he sees fit for his organization", Malone said.
The plan was for Romo, who had basketball scholarship offers coming out of high school, to sign a one-day contract with the Mavs. As a senior, he averaged 24.3 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists while being named to the All-Racine County team alongside Butler.
Earlier in the day, Romo said it was a "no-brainer" to accept the offer of a tribute from Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki and coach Rick Carlisle.
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With starting point guard Seth Curry ailing in recent days and officially out for the rest of the season because of a shoulder ailment, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has said on multiple occasions over the past week that the club would be looking to add "a pass-first point guard" before playing out the season's final five days.
Romo was introduced with the team as the "sixth" starter, to the cheers of a crowd that included Jason Garrett, Scott Linehan, Jerry Jones's wife Gene, and a dozen former Cowboys teammates, including Ezekiel Elliott and Jason Witten. Romo, meanwhile, headed to Eastern Illinois where he won the Walter Payton Award as the best player in Div. 1-AA (now FCS) before a long career in Dallas. If he had actually signed a contract and played a game as a publicity stunt, though, it would have set a odd precedent. "I think the young guys on the team know that and they don't take it for granted".
"I told him what I was going to do and said, 'Fine me if you don't like it", Cuban says.
Romo factor doesn't help: Tony Romo's mojo wasn't much help for the Mavericks, who trailed from the middle of the second quarter on and by as much as 18 points.
"He did a lot for the City of Dallas and he bowed out gracefully and didn't cause any problems", Henson said.
"He was at one of our practices a couple of years ago shooting around".
Beasley played a season-high 32 minutes after not playing more than 15 in any previous game.