Holiday spirit moves Mavs fans to give up seats

Mavs fans show their holiday spirit by giving up their front row seats to military personnel, writes Marc Stein.

Updated: August 6, 2009, 4:13 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The Dallas Mavericks don't have a regular courtside customer from the Jack Nicholson/Spike Lee/Eva Longoria universe.

The front-row folks at American Airlines Center are known for something else.

They're known for an annual (and powerful) act of charity during the Christmas season that, if not exactly glamorous, has the capacity to move a crowd of thousands.

"There isn't a more goose-bump-raising moment in sports than watching ...

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