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Making a List
Edited by Steve Wulf
February 11, 1991
The NBA All-Star Game, which win be played on Feb. 10 in Charlotte, N.C., made its debut on March 2, 1951, at Boston Garden. That game was the brainchild of Boston Celtics owner Walter Brown. Here are 10 facts about Brown, the father of what has become the best All-Star Game in sports:
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February 11, 1991

Making A List

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10. Brown didn't see that first NBA All-Star Game because he was on the " Queen Elizabeth," steaming toward a hockey tournament in Paris. However, he did make sure that each of the players and officials in the game received a tie clip and cufflink set worth $2.25.

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