On This Date 2/9/1997

The NBA All-Stars come to Cleveland, as the NBA Celebrates its 50th Anniversary with the unveiling of the 50 Greatest Players. The only members of the NBA 50 team not present were “Pistol Pete Maravich, who died in 1988, Shaquille O’Neal who was nursing a knee injury, and Jerry West, who was under the weather were not a part of the ceremony. The Eastern All-Stars would win the game 132-120 as Glenn Rice of the Charlotte Hornets was named MVP.

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