What About Bob? He's at the Mavs Parade Too. Along With Some Guy Named Jamie Foxx.
|Photo by Leslie Minora|
No one caused commotion; the early-crowd was is pumped, but well-behaved. And people came from all over: John Thomas says he took a bus from Louisiana last night to meet a friend for the parade. They hadn't seen each other in two years -- it took the Mavs to get them together. At 6:30 this morning, they set up a tent for shade on an island of grass in the middle of Griffin. "It's a hot spot right here," Thomas said.
Angelica Perez, a self-described "Mavs maniac," woke up her entire family at 5 a.m. for the parade. She was up almost all night preparing and making signs. "I just enjoy watching basketball," she says. Perez, two of her sisters, her mom and dad packed coolers, seats, water, Gatorade and cameras and landed a prime spot at the first block of the parade route.
Fans continue to pour out of DART trains and city buses all over downtown, including at the Victory Station, which Dallas PD erroneously reported as closed moments ago. The perimeter of the parade deepens with people as the morning wears on. Is it 10 yet?
And, look, Jamie Foxx and the mayor! (Update: And Mark Cuban with Larry O'Brien.)
|Photos by Nick Rallo|
|Jamie Foxx is inside the Dallas Convention Center, where players and city officials, including Mayor Dwaine Caraway are also congregating before the 10 a.m. tip-off.|