DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) – In what might be the most ‘tankeriffic’ roster move in NBA history, the Dallas Mavericks have asked Tony Romo to suit up as a member of the Mavs roster for Tuesday’s final home game of the season.
“True story,’’ a source tells me, confirming an ESPN report that will make Romo a “Mav For A Day.” “He’ll be in the layup line, on the bench, in uniform, everything.’’
Well, everything except actually “playing”… though as the Mavs have finally accepted their fate as a lottery team and find themselves experimenting with non-starter lineups, heck, why not let Romo play in an official basketball game for the first time since he was a high school star back in Wisconsin?
The honorary roster spot is meant as a way of paying tribute to the long-time Dallas QB who is leaving football for a job with CBS. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has recently talked of looking to add “a pass-first point guard”… and he is serious about that as it pertains to next year’s team.
But as it pertains to this year’s team? The Denver Nuggets will be in town, the ticket sales and the media attention will suddenly heat up, and the Mavs can have some fun in an otherwise unsuccessful season.