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Last Friday we learned that Tom Benson will become the new Team Owner of the New Orleans Hornets; pending approval by the Association’s Board Of Governors; a move that insures that the franchise will remain in the Crescent City. According to a report from “NBA.com” on Monday; the Association is so pleased that the 83-year-old owner of the New Orleans Saints will be the club’s new owner that their sources have informed the website that the NBA will award the 2014 NBA All-Star Game to the “Big Easy” as a sign of gratitude to Benson and the city. NBA Commissioner David Stern who was in New Orleans on Monday to make a formal announcement that Benson would become the new owner of the franchise; had previously stated that the city would be awarded an All-Star weekend once the club had a new owner. The Association has owned the team since purchasing it from former Owner George Shinn in December of 2010. The city’s biggest event; Mardi-Gras takes place on March 4, in 2014, so it will not b...
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