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The Mavericks kicked off their season on October 30 with the "surprise" announcement that the team will host the 2010 N.B.A. All-Star Game. Here, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who'll host the game in Arlington, palms his personal Orb of Destiny (fake basketball set piece) onstage.
Before we descend entirely into holiday bedlam, it's worth a quick look around to remind us all just how we got here. Last month online, among other scenes, we took you to a hotel implosion, up close with Will Smith, and to a swimsuit calendar party with the Cowboys cheerleaders. Almost as good as being there. Almost.