Warriors & Wolves Spotted At Posh Dallas Hotel
Recently, an iFolloSports.com contributor spent a few days staying at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas. Located less than a mile from the American Airlines Center, the luxury Uptown Dallas property is a popular lodging destination for visiting NBA and NHL teams. During the contributor's stay alone, remarkably, the Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves and Edmonton Oilers all stopped through the hotel.
Golden State was spotted as they were departing for their November 27 game with the Dallas Mavericks, as well as the next morning, when the traveling party (including the players) were seen checking out of the Rosewood Crescent, prior to the day's flight to Oklahoma City. On the morning of the 28th, Warriors center Andrew Bogut had a nice exchange with the contributor at breakfast, noting what a big game GSW had ahead of them in OKC.
As the team was exiting the hotel, superstar guard Stephen Curry graciously stopped to autograph the above magazine cover.
Just before 6:00PM, on Friday the 29th, the Timberwolves arrived at the Rosewood Crescent, in preparation for the next evening's matchup with the Mavs. As the traveling party entered the building, the group made their way to a table, where personalized envelopes were available for the taking.
The next morning involved witnessing Minnesota leave for morning shootaround at around 10:30AM. The contributor happened to share an elevator with Robbie Hummel, Gorgui Dieng and the recently acquired Luc Mbah a Moute. He and Mbah a Moute would later interact for several minutes.
In addition to the above players, star power forward Kevin Love was spotted walking through the lobby with headphones on, while flashy point guard Ricky Rubio was seen casually hanging out in the entry area. Injured big man Ronny Turiaf spent some of his day grabbing a beverage at a nearby Starbucks.
Because of the private nature of the Rosewood Crescent, autograph seekers generally have an extremely difficult time interacting with visiting players. With that said, if a fan has the wherewithal to call the property home, amid a trip to Big D, the ability to mix it up with players and teams increases exponentially.
Readers interested in the Dallas sports scene can also view this detailed review of the American Airlines Center, courtesy of the contributor's two recent visits to the venue.