On This Date 3/2/1951
Looking to boost the sport and bring attention and publicity to professional basketball, the NBA held its first All-Star Game at the Boston Garden. The idea for an All-Star Game comes from Publicity Director Haskell Cohen and Commissioner Maurice Podoloff, and Celtics Owner Walter A. Brown. The game is a success as the crowd of 10,094 sees the Eastern All-Stars beat the West 111-94.