- 1895 - The Minnesota School of Agriculture defeats Hamline College, 9-3, in one of the earliest intercollegiate basketball game.
- 1986 - Isiah Thomas of the Detroit Pistons scores 30 points and hands out 10 assists to lead the East to a 139-132 win and capture the All-Star MVP Award in the 36th NBA All-Star Game in Dallas.
- 1991 - Craig Hodges of the Chicago Bulls sets an All-Star Saturday record in Charlotte by hitting 19 straight shots in the AT&T Shootout. That streak, which helped Hodges capture his second straight shootout title, broke Larry Bird's consecutive shot streak of 11 set in 1986.
- 1992 - Magic Johnson, playing for the first time since announcing his retirement on November 7, 1991, scores a game-high 25 points and dishes out a game-high nine assists to lead the West to a 153-113 win over the East in the 32nd annual NBA All-Star Game. Johnson is honored with the second All-Star Game MVP award of his career.
- 1997 - Michael Jordan becomes the first player in NBA All-Star Game history to record a triple-double, finishing with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. But Glen Rice wins the MVP award, scoring 26 points -- a record 24 of them in the second half -- to lead the East to a 132-120 victory.
- 2000 - The Charlotte Hornets retire Bobby Phills's No. 13 jersey during halftime of their game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Charlotte Coliseum. Phills died in a car accident one month earlier.