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In the final trip he'll ever make to Houston, Bill Simmons has a few awards to hand out from All-Star Weekend.

Updated: March 2, 2006, 2:15 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

HOUSTON -- On the night before I hopped a plane to Texas for the NBA's annual All-Star Weekend, L.A. Times columnist J.A. Adande e-mailed me just to say, "Have fun at the black Super Bowl."

And that's when I thought two things:

1) Perfect. That's the perfect description of why I love NBA All-Star Weekend. It's the black Super Bowl. How could you possibly predict what could happen at the black Super Bowl?

2) Damn, why didn't I think of that phrase first?

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