Last night after your Dallas Mavericks won the NBA Championship, fans were in the mood to celebrate. Understandably. A few thousand people wound up in Victory Plaza — excuse me, AT&T Victory Plaza — where Channel 8 was broadcasting live. The TV cameras and the big video boards in the plaza drew revelers like a porch light attracts moths. Which is exactly as it should be. So, of course the cops showed up on horseback to shut down the celebration — the celebration taking place in VICTORY PLAZA.
Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy tweeted last night: “Difference in Dallas and Fort Worth: When a huge crowd gathers in Dallas they send more cops. In Fort Worth they send more beer vendors.”
Someone needs to tell the cops now that there will be a parade so that they don’t try to shut it down early, before it reaches its destination.