1975 NBA All-Star Game, Phoenix, Ariz.
January 14, 1975
Jan. 14, 1975 marked Phoenix's first hosting duties for the NBA All-Star Game, specifically at the Suns' first home -- Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
To help tip off All-Star festivities, then-Suns General Manager Jerry Colangelo speaks at the 1975 All-Star banquet while actor McLean Stevenson looks on.
Stevenson served as Master of Ceremonies for the All-Star banquet during the last season he appeared at Lt. Col. Henry Blake on M*A*S*H.
Celtics President Red Auerbach is introduced by Commissioner J. Walter Kennedy at the banquet.
All-Star Oscar Robertson mingles at the All-Star banquet.
Elvin Hayes and John Havlicek study the program in the locker room prior to the game.
NBA Hall of Famer Bob McAdoo gets a little pre-game tape job on his ankle.
Suns part-owner Andy Williams signs autographs at the game.
The seats were full and the large contingent of media overflowed the press box at "The Madhouse on McDowell."
Suns ball boys await the start of their workday.
The All-Stars make their way out onto the court for the exhibition.
Eastern Conference Head Coach K.C. Jones talks strategy with the media before tip-off.
Former Suns player Paul Silas dives for a ball in front of future Suns player Dave Cowens.
Suns All-Star selection Charlie Scott defends against eventual game MVP Walt Frazier.
New York's Earl Monroe goes up for a shot over Milwaukee's Jim Price.
NBA Hall of Famer Cowens gets open.
Rick Barry shoots over John Havlicek during first-half action.
At the 1975 All-Star Game, uniforms for both teams were in the style of the host team.
West squad members Sam Lacey, Spencer Haywood, and Dave Bing relax during a time-out.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, wearing protective goggles, blocks out Rudy Tomjanovich.
Barry battles Rudy T.
Portland's Sidney Wicks looks to slow down Buffalo's McAdoo.
Washington's all-time leading rebounder, Wes Unseld looks to play distributor during the game.
Rudy T. is quickly mobbed by eager autograph seekers at halftime.
Barry goes for two of his 22 points in the game.
Earl Monroe grabs one of his three rebounds in the game.
"Clyde" looks on as Kareem works the glass for a lay-up.
No stranger to blocks during his storied NBA career, Kareem had his fair share in the 1975 All-Star Game.
Celtics All-Star Cowens plays a little "D."
Boston teammates Cowens and Jo Jo White (L-R) move the ball up the court.
Thanks to a game-high 30 points in the 108-102 East win, Frazier accepts his All-Star Game MVP trophy.
Frazier went 10-of-17 from the floor and also chipped in with 10-of-11 from the free-throw line.