Game four of the NBA finals, and I’m in Victory Park, surrounded by rowdy fans in blue, while my Mavs defend their honor just inside the AAC. I’m here tonight asking this rowdy Dallas bunch about their definition of a Mavs fan. Is it someone who owns each player’s jersey? Someone who paints their face for each game? Or is a true Mavs fan someone with unspeakable love for their team?
Each person that I talk to has their own stereotype of what a true Mavs fan looks or acts like. Some said rowdy, some said proud, some said someone who cheers even if the Mavs on win or lose, and some said someone who goes all out. Nothing will give you a better definition of a Mavs fan than standing in Victory Park before the game and letting your eyes stumble upon some of the most wild and crazy outfits ever seen at a professional basketball game. The second best thing to do last night (of course, first being actually inside the AAC) was standing outside the American Airlines Center watching the array of people who came together from all over the nation with one goal in mind: help their Dallas Mavs put out the Heat for the 2011 NBA Championship. (more…)