American gets NBA home-court advantage


No matter which team takes the NBA title, American Airlines wins. The basketball arenas in Dallas and Miami are both named for the airline—in Miami, the Heat play in the 7-year-old American Airlines Arena; in Dallas, the Mavericks play in the 5-year-old American Airlines Center. It’s the first time something like this has happened, and American execs seem to be nominating themselves for the “Real Men of Genius” award.

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