NBA All-Star 60th Birthday
It has been 60 years when the first NBA All-Star opened. How many people do remember what it was in the year of 1951?
1."We made it!" at 8000
When the boss of Boston Celtics standing at the entrance of the gym and accounted the 8000 number, he said "We made it!", that meant that he did the success of the first NBA All-Star Game. You now can image how few people were watching the NBA in the house at that time.
2. No one want to invest in the game- the NBA All-Star(NBA Shoes) was almost canceled.
Back to the night 60 years ago, most of people in Boston Garden center wanted to watch the All-Star weekend. There were total of 10094 people there, which was a much small figure compared to 108,713 stayed in Rugby field. The average of audience of Celtics' general season was only 3,500.
During the past ten years, the NBA All-Star brought about 0.64 billion US Dollars to ten cities in US; however, the first one was almost canceled due to the lack of fund and some players said that they could not come on time because of the lack of money for transport fees.
Thanks to Brown's insist, he finally succeed! And now all cities are keen on owning the right of holding the game.
3. The first broadcasting Live, the first time solution in contract.
The NBA boys were smart and clever. They finally gained what they were asking for by staying in the rest studio and not be on the court to force the boss to sign the new contracts.
When talking about the salary, how could those old NBA players image the much big amount of the salary of Kobe Bryant (Kobe Bryant Shoes)? Regarding to the old experience, LeBron James(LeBron James Shoes) is now trying to gain more by talking between each other. It is not a good idea for him to do as what the former players did in 1951.
It is just few elements linking the past and the nowadays. What we should do now is to wait and watch the brilliant game tomorrow!