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A look at the history of the NBA All-Star Game in Cleveland

2022 marks the third time that the best players in the NBA will square off in Northeast Ohio.

Dave "Dino" DeNatale

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Published: 7:20 PM EST February 16, 2022
Updated: 8:00 PM EST February 16, 2022

The NBA’s best are about to descend upon downtown Cleveland to celebrate All-Star weekend as part of the league’s 75th anniversary season.

2022 will be the third time that the NBA All-Star Game will be played in Northeast Ohio. The 1981 NBA All-Star Game was played at the Richfield Coliseum. In 1997, Gund Arena (now known as Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse) hosted the All-Star weekend festivities, including the recognition of the NBA’s 50 greatest players.

Let’s travel back in time for a look at those previous NBA All-Star games in Cleveland.

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