Dirk Nowitzki knows a little about public criticism over the years.
So with Dallas quarterback Tony Romo’s name being dragged through the dirt in the Dallas/Fort Worth area today after his choke job in the Cowboys’ loss to Detroit on Sunday, Nowitzki .
“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.”
Obviously, the Mavericks aren’t as widely supported in Dallas as the Cowboys during typical times. But Nowitzki has heard his share of criticism after the Mavericks’ 2006 NBA Finals loss to Miami and their resulting first-round playoff series loss to Golden State the following season.
He took the criticism to heart and worked hard to get better. Nowitzki’s perseverance was rewarded this year with the franchise’s first NBA title as Nowitzki claimed the NBA Finals MVP after beating the Heat in six games.
Maybe there’s a lesson for Romo to learn from that.