• Stephen Hawkins, AP: “Not only bigger in Texas. The biggest.”
• Sam Amick, Sacramento Bee: “Everything about the event was grand, with the locals boasting that they had lived up to their motto that everything is bigger in Texas.”
• Julian Benbow, Boston Globe: Everything’s bigger in Texas, but this was ridiculous – the scoreboard at Cowboys Stadium made the basketball court look like a sandbox.
• Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News: You have to give credit to Jerry Jones. He saw an opportunity to be different with the huge video board and it captured the fancy of fans, who truly embrace the idea of everything being bigger in Texas.
• Dirk Nowitzki, pre-game welcome to fans: “Everything is bigger in Texas.”
• John Hollinger, TrueHoop: Since everything’s bigger in Texas, as Dirk Nowitzki reminded the crowd before the start of the biggest All-Star Game ever, let’s focus on another thing that became even bigger as a result of tonight: The idea of Dwyane Wade and LeBron James playing together in Miami next season.
Alas, it’s hard to write anything good about a game the players obviously don’t care much about winning, even as the game is coming down to the buzzer. Maybe it was all the silly fouls in the last 20 seconds, but the game never felt as intensely competitive as prior All-Star games that were close with fewer than five minutes left.
No matter: We get back to real basketball tomorrow, with the C’s first chance to look at Tyreke Evans up close. If you haven’t watched ‘Reke yet, you’re in for a treat—and a fun defensive challenge for Rondo.