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Closing Shot: Jump back to 1991

The Hornets were the talk of the NBA when the league last held its All-Star Game in Charlotte nearly 30 years ago. Still, minority owner Felix Sabates recalls how getting the city ready for its close-up was no slam dunk.
David Robinson (left) and Patrick Ewing battle for the opening tip as the NBA All-Star Game gets underway at Charlotte Coliseum. The East went on to win, 116-114. Photo: nbae / getty images It was Feb. 10, 1991, and the city of Charlotte was buzzing. The hometown Hornets were the darli...

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