Sure, now you say something, Dirk Nowitzki. It’s just a good thing you waited until after you won that championship for the Dallas Mavericks to tweet Tony Romo, “Dear tony romo. Don't worry abt all the critics. I heard that same garbage for a long time. Keep working hard and keep improving."
Could this be simple words of encouragement or the start of a misguided sports bromance? It’s easy to see how Romo and Dirk were very similar: both were stat stuffing, good to great regular season stars who faded away in the big games/playoffs with questionable leadership abilities.
The thing is, Dirk’s abilities can no longer be questioned after leading his Mavs to an unexpected championship over the Miami Heat. Romo, on the other hand, will always be questioned until he wins it all. No longer is Dirk just a great regular season player, no longer is he the questionable leader with a soft streak, no longer is he the “Romo."
Dirk, trust me, it’s not the time for a bromance with Romo; it will turn out bad for the both of you. You will just overshadow him in height and in Dallas sports stature. You’ve passed him by; don’t go back.
Here’s a look at some other misguided sports bromances in no particular order that probably started out with the greatest of intentions but ended badly. Maybe you guys/girls can rank them or tell me who I missed.