NBA All Star Game
At St. Louis Arena
The 1962 NBA All-Star Game played January 16, at St. Louis Arena is now available for the first time on video, thanks to a recent discovery and the digital film restoration expertise of Rare Sportsfilms Inc! The greatest basketball players of the day showcase their skills in this 28-minute B & W video, narrated by Jack Brickhouse and presented by the old NBA Chicago Zephyrs. Included are brief shots of pre-game warm-ups and many nice close up, courtside action shots of the players during the game. At halftime, the Zephyrs' prize second year center Walt Bellamy is interviewed by General Manager Frank Lane inside the home of the Zephyrs, the old Chicago Coliseum. Bellamy, who set a new rookie record in '61 by making 51.3% of his shots, talks about what part of his game he will work on in the off-season, comments on which new players will help the club in the near future, and names his top five current NBA players.
With hot shooting, the West beats the East, 150-130, leading from the time Lakers forward Elgin Baylor scores the opening basket. The Hawks' great frontcourt shooter Bob Pettit, with 25 points and 27 rebounds, wins the game MVP award, his fourth. Elgin Baylor leads the West with 32 points, but the game's high scorer is the East's Wilt Chamberlain, who sets an All-Star Game scoring record with 42 points! (Only a month later he would score a record 100 points at Hershey, PA)! Following the game League President Maurice Podoloff is shown presenting Pettit his trophy, as well as giving Bill Russell his league MVP award for the '61 season. Below is a box score of the game, including a listing of the players on both squads.
To get your copy of this 28-minute original NBA film now on video for the first time ever, send $29.95 plus $5.00 for shipping and handling (Illinois residents must add $2.00 sales tax) to:
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