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              The NBA announced that a new event, Nestle Crunch All-
         Star 2ball, will lead off its All-Star Saturday Night on
         February 7, 1998 at MSG.  The one-minute competition will
         include NBA and WNBA players.  Three teams have confirmed
         their participation: Houston's Clyde Drexler and Cynthia
         Cooper; N.Y.'s Allan Houston and Rebecca Lobo; and
         Sacramento's Mitch Richmond and Ruthie Bolton-Holifield. 
         Winners will split $25,000; second place earns $10,000 and
         third place gets $5,000.  All others receive $2,000 (NBA). 
              THE LEGACY OF THE DOCTOR: The 2ball game will replace
         the NBA's dunk contest, and in Providence, columnist Bill 
         Reynolds writes that "yesterday's announcement probably was
         a basketball version of the mercy killing.  For when we've
         gone from Doctor J. to [Brent] Barry in 20 years it's called
         downward mobility" (Providence JOURNAL-BULLETIN, 12/18).
              WE GOT DUNK! ABL execs announced that a dunk contest
         and three-point shootout will be part of a three-hour "Fan-
         Fest" on January 17, the day before the league's All-Star
         Game in Orlando, FL.  There will also be a basketball skills
         clinic and a player autograph session (USA TODAY, 12/18).

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