The Dallas Mavericks‘ home finale is tonight, which means that tonight is Tony Romo‘s NBA debut. The Mavericks signed the now-former Cowboys quarterback to a one-day contract, meaning his final game as a Dallas athlete before heading off to a broadcast booth with Jim Nantz will come as a basketball player instead of a signal caller.
Prior to the game, Romo participated in pregame warm-ups. In all fairness, he looked like he had a general idea of how to play basketball, and it even seemed like he had some game! Not enough to play in the NBA, of course, but definitely enough to not get embarrassed during warm-ups.
After warm-ups concluded, the usual pregame festivities occurred – the national anthem played, the lineups were announced, all that good stuff. The lineup announcement was a little different than usual, as the Mavs announced a sixth player. It was – shocker! – Tony Romo.