If You Missed This Morning's NBA All-Star Game Voting Kick-Off Press Conference ...

... a behind-the-scenester was there to capture the whole thing, from pre-game to big finish. Here's the formal how-do, featuring Voice of the Dallas Mavericks Mark Followill introducing Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert (who has "instituted many policies that have dramatically improved the quality of life in Dallas," says the play-by-player), Mavs owner Mark Cuban and a T-Mobile exec; absent is Jerry Jones, whose Terrordome is actually hosting the game. Below, Cuban and Leppert's remarks, during which the mayor notes that Erick Dampier's absence from the ballot is an "effin' joke."

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >