Monday, February 15, 2010

Dwyane Wade Rocks Dallas (Again)

2010 NBA All-Star Game

Eastern Conference 141 - Western Conference 139
Dwyane Wade - Game's MVP

Leave it to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to put on a show in Dallas. And what a show it was--

The 2010 NBA All-Star Game at Cowboys Stadium drew 108,713 people-- the largest crowd ever to watch a basketball game at any level.

And as destiny would have it, Dwyane Wade (28 points, 11 assists) was the game's MVP-- the same Dwyane Wade who won the MVP in 2006 when the Miami Heat defeated the Dallas Mavericks (4-2) in the 2006 NBA Finals.

I guess we can say, the Heat are the reigning NBA version of the New Orleans Saints (1 NBA Finals appearance, 1 NBA championship).

After the game, a humble Wade said, "I've had a little luck in Dallas. Of course 2006 is very, very memorable. Something that I dreamed of doing for a long time-- winning the NBA championship-- and I was lucky enough and blessed enough to win the MVP award there. To come and do it again is special."

And as for Jerry Jones-- things are looking good for him and his monster stadium. This past season, the Cowboys drew a crowd of 105,121 (an NFL regular season attendance record) in their home debut against the New York Giants and 92,951 (an NFL non-Super Bowl playoff record) in their home playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

And it gets better for Jones-- next year the Cotton Bowl begins play at Cowboys Stadium and next season's Super Bowl will be played at, you guessed it, Cowboys Stadium.

Just imagine what a ruckus that will be if the Cowboys make the Super Bowl.

Can't hardly wait!

Photos courtesy of Getty Images

1 comment:

  1. I wish the slam dunk contest was as good as the game and the stadium. The dunk contest needs either larger than life characters like Dwight Howard or true dunk masters like Spud Webb/Dominque Wilkins to make it good.