1975 All-Star Gallery
January 1, 2011
Then-Suns General Manager Jerry Colangelo welcomed the basketball world to Phoenix the night before hosting the 1975 NBA All-Star Game.
Sam Lacey (left) and Walt Frazier arrived in style at the Phoenix Civic Center for the All-Star banquet the night before the big game.
One of the biggest stars of the NBA at the time, Celtics forward John Havlicek donned the classic '70s turtleneck look for the league's mid-season party.
Celtics coach Tommy Heinsohn laughs it up.
The "Big O," Oscar Roberston sports a Big Bow Tie at the All-Star party.
Television personality MacLean Stevenson chatted with Colangelo after entertaining the banquet crowd of more than 1,500.
CBS broadcaster Sonny Hill (right) interviewed Eastern Conference coach KC Jones before the game.
A then-record 12,885 fans and throngs of media filled Veteran's Memorial Coliseum to watch the 1975 All-Star Game.
Phoenix hosted the 25th Annual NBA All-Star Game as relative newcomers to the NBA scene, having only been in the league seven years.
Suns forward Charlie Scott was the lone representative from the host team and played 16 minutes, scoring two points and grabbing two rebounds.
Earl "The Pearl" Monroe" of the Knicks looks to shoot over the Bucks' Jim Price.
Two of the dominant centers of their day, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bob McAdoo fight for a rebound.
Jones tries to fire up the Eastern Conference All-Stars during a break in the action.
Celtics center Dave Cowens goes up for the block against the Pistons' Dave Bing.
NBA Commissioner Walter Kennedy presided over the All-Star festivities before retiring shortly after.
Abdul-Jabbar demonstrated his patented sky hook for the Coliseum crowd.
The Warriors' Rick Barry (left) and Philadelphia's Steve Mix battle for a loose ball.
One of the original Suns owners, entertainer Andy Williams enjoyed playing host for the mid-season classic.
Buffalo's McAdoo added 11 points and six rebounds for the East.
Portland's Sidney Wicks lays in two of his 16 points.
The Western Conference squad looks for a way to pull out the win during a timeout.
Lacey and Cowens look on as Boston's Paul Silas gathers in a loose ball.
Scott keeps his eye on Knicks star Walt Frazier, who finished with 30 points and took home the MVP Award.
Rockets forward Rudy Tomjanovich plays some tight defense on the Kings' Lacey.
Kennedy presented Frazier with the MVP hardware on the Colisum floor after the game.