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Tuesday, October 12, 1999
13-time NBA All-Star Wilt Chamberlain died at the age of 63.
Friday, October 12, 1979
12-time All-Star Larry Bird made his NBA debut for the Boston Celtics in a 114-106 win over the Houston Rockets.
1-time All-Star Bill Cartwright made his NBA debut for the New York Knicks in a 121-104 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
12-time All-Star Magic Johnson made his NBA debut for the Los Angeles Lakers in a 103-102 win over the San Diego Clippers.
5-time All-Star Sidney Moncrief made his NBA debut for the Milwaukee Bucks in a 105-103 loss to the Kansas City Kings.
1-time All-Star Calvin Natt made his NBA debut for the New Jersey Nets in a 102-95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
2-time All-Star Jim Paxson made his NBA debut for the Portland Trail Blazers in a 101-85 win over the Utah Jazz.
Tuesday, October 12, 1971
1-time All-Star Fred Brown made his NBA debut for the Seattle SuperSonics in a 123-90 win over the Buffalo Braves.
1-time All-Star Curtis Rowe made his NBA debut for the Detroit Pistons in a 91-84 win over the New York Knicks.
2-time All-Star Randy Smith made his NBA debut for the Buffalo Braves in a 123-90 loss to the Seattle SuperSonics.
Saturday, October 12, 1968
Lenny Wilkens was traded from the Atlanta Hawks to the Seattle SuperSonics.
Thursday, October 12, 1944
2-time NBA All-Star Jack Marin was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania.