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NBA dedicates its 2,000th Live, Learn, or Play center at Cleveland's Cudell Recreation Center

Cavs All-Star Darius Garland and NBA legend Magic Johnson were among those taking part in the dedication.

CLEVELAND — Before the action on the court begins for NBA All-Star Weekend, the league took a moment to give back to the city of Cleveland during a special celebration on Friday. 

NBA legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Cavs All-Star Darius Garland, and Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb were among those on hand as the league dedicated it’s 2,000th Live, Learn or Play center at the Cudell Recreation Center on the city's west side.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was also present, along with Cavs guard Collin Sexton, Cavs GM Koby Altman, and NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo.

Friday's event featured a dedication ceremony and press conference followed by a ribbon cutting in the newly renovated multi-purpose room and mindfulness and meditation center.

Cudell is a public facility owned and operated by the City of Cleveland. Cudell is open year round and provides a variety of seasonal programming and organized sports activities. The facility includes a gymnasium, indoor aquatics area, sauna, multi-purpose room, weight room, fitness room, splash pad and a playground. In addition to recreational activities, Cudell offers arts and crafts, after school meals, field trips and special holiday events.  

You can watch Friday's event in the player below:

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