A Look Back: 1975 ABA All-Star Game
1/28/75: ABA All-Stars
Only one season after being welcomed to San Antonio, the Spurs hosted the eighth annual ABA All-Star Game… the Spurs had front-office staff of four (Angelo Drossos –executive vice president, Bernie LeReau – trainer, equipment manager, business manager, Terry Stembridge – broadcaster and broadcast sales manager and Wayne Witt – Director of Public Relations) at the time of the game… Joe Namath was lined up as guest speaker at a pregame luncheon, “As I recall it was a lousy speech," said Stembridge. “Short, not particularly good. Everyone decided he had been overpaid.” … Willie Nelson performed at a pregame gala (where he played almost until dawn) and also sang the national anthem… the game’s MVP, St. Louis’ Freddie Lewis, received a quarter horse named Tuff Julie… Lewis eventually settled on Tuff Julie’s auction price of $1,950 instead of opting to take the horse home… the East won the game 151-124.
1975 ABA All-Star Game Coverage