Went to the Mavs/Hornets game in New Orleans last night. Had a fantastic time! I was wearing Dirk's jersey and made sure to get seats near the visitor's tunnel, in the lower corner of the arena. I got there about 45 minutes before the game started so I could watch the players practice, but as soon as I walked in, the only player on the court was Dirty Dirk himself.
I ran down there just to watch him practice up close and another fan was wearing his jersey and had a sharpie and asked Dirk to sign his back. He did, so I asked Dirk to sign my back and just turned around and hoped he'd sign. Then all of a sudden, I felt his hand on my back and my family started screaming because they saw him signing. OMG, Dirk signed my jersey and he touched my back.
Then I waited down there and watched the Mavs huddle in the tunnel, and as they ran out, I put my hands out and touched Dirk, both Jason's, Tyson, Barea among others. Some of them didn't put their hands out, but I touched them anyway because they ran into my hand.
I had a great time sitting in a section with some RABID Mavs fans. Loved it!
Didn't like it so much when they lost their 8 point lead and Dirk missed the game winner at the buzzer.
But I had a blast and can't wait to watch the Mavs again. I had no clue that they'd lost their last 9 games in New Orleans. Makes me not wish for that Mavs/Hornets first round play-offs series I want to see.