Tony Romo wanted to play. The fans wanted him to play. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wanted him to play.
But NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wasn’t down with letting the newly retired Dallas Cowboys quarterback take part in the Mavericks’ final home game of the season, against Denver on Tuesday night.
At least that’s how Cuban tells it. After his team’s 109-91 loss to the Nuggets, Cuban told reporters he approached Silver with the idea of letting the Cowboys’ all-time leading passer into the meaningless game between two lottery teams.
“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...