Appraising All-Star Weekend's Party Potential With An NBA Anecdote

Last week, Mark Cuban was talking about All-Star Weekend and had this to say:

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"The Super Bowl, from a television perspective, is the biggest event of the year. But for attendance and partying, All-Star Weekend will make the Super Bowl look like a bar mitzvah."

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It's a pretty hilarious statement. But is there a kernel of truth? Damn right. I mean sure, the Super Bowl gets all the hype, but this is All-Star Weekend we're talking about.

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Zach Randolph will be there.

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In that spirit, here's my favorite NBA partying story. There's a veteran NBA player who will go unnamed here, but who's been happily married for a few years now. Every time he and his entourage arrive in a city to party—like Dallas next weekend, for instance—they rent two separate hotel rooms.

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The first room, called "The Holding Tank," is where the player and friends party with certain females that are lucky enough to make it back to the hotel with said superstar. And then the second room, called "The Shark Tank," is where the superstar and his associates get intimate with whichever groupies are lucky enough to make it past the holding tank.

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There's nothing more to the story, really, except that... This actually happens. The player made shirts, and his entire entourage wears them. Where amazing happens? 

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Miami really is the pre-pubescent 12 year-old of parties. All-star weekend's on a whole other level. Just think of the Holding Tank.

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