Two weeks after Jordan Spieth’s historic Masters victory, the 21-year-old is still making headlines off the golf course.
A Dallas resident, Spieth attended Game 4 of the Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets playoff series at the American Airlines Center Sunday night. Though the Mavs finally won their first game of the series, staving off elimination at least temporarily, the victory wasn’t the only source of excitement for the crowd.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban presented Spieth with a personalized jersey that Spieth later swung in the air as a sort of rally towel. The kid can do no wrong. Spieth’s on-course ATM, otherwise known as Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, was also in attendance, but he did not seem to have the same crowd-inspiring effect.
— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) April 27, 2015
A huge Mavs fan, Spieth said after his Masters victory that he’d like to play a round of golf with Dirk Nowitzki, one of his favorite athletes. Nowitzki tweeted a congratulatory message to Spieth after the win.
Congrats @JordanSpieth Amazing performance
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) April 12, 2015
If Dirk and the Mavs want to advance (currently down 3-1 in the best-of-seven series), they may want to get Spieth a seat for every remaining game. And if Spieth’s jump shot is anything like his putting stroke, he might as well suit up.