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Thursday, October 18, 2012

7-time NBA All-Star Slater Martin died at the age of 86.

Tuesday, October 18, 1977

4-time All-Star Otis Birdsong made his NBA debut for the Kansas City Kings in a 120-113 loss to the New York Knicks.

6-time All-Star Walter Davis made his NBA debut for the Phoenix Suns in a 100-83 win over the Golden State Warriors.

1-time All-Star Rickey Green made his NBA debut for the Golden State Warriors in a 100-83 loss to the Phoenix Suns.

5-time All-Star Marques Johnson made his NBA debut for the Milwaukee Bucks in a 117-112 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

4-time All-Star Bernard King made his NBA debut for the New Jersey Nets in a 110-93 loss to the Detroit Pistons.

2-time All-Star Norm Nixon made his NBA debut for the Los Angeles Lakers in a 117-112 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Friday, October 18, 1974

Nate Thurmond of the Chicago Bulls blocked 12 shots in a 120-115 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

Nate Thurmond of the Chicago Bulls registered a quadruple-double (22 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists, 12 blocks) in a 120-115 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

2-time All-Star John Drew made his NBA debut for the Atlanta Hawks in a 120-115 loss to the Chicago Bulls.

1-time All-Star Campy Russell made his NBA debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 131-129 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

2-time All-Star Phil Smith made his NBA debut for the Golden State Warriors in a 105-90 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

2-time All-Star Bill Walton made his NBA debut for the Portland Trail Blazers in a 131-129 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

3-time All-Star Jamaal Wilkes made his NBA debut for the Golden State Warriors in a 105-90 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

2-time All-Star Brian Winters made his NBA debut for the Los Angeles Lakers in a 105-90 win over the Golden State Warriors.

Saturday, October 18, 1969

19-time All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made his NBA debut for the Milwaukee Bucks in a 119-110 win over the Detroit Pistons.

4-time All-Star Bob Dandridge made his NBA debut for the Milwaukee Bucks in a 119-110 win over the Detroit Pistons.

Friday, October 18, 1968

Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics pulled down 36 rebounds in a 106-88 win over the Detroit Pistons.

Wednesday, October 18, 1967

4-time All-Star Earl Monroe made his NBA debut for the Baltimore Bullets in a 121-98 win over the New York Knicks.

Tuesday, October 18, 1966

Guy Rodgers of the Chicago Bulls dished out 21 assists in a 119-116 win over the San Francisco Warriors.

3-time All-Star Bob Love made his NBA debut for the Cincinnati Royals in a 114-112 loss to the Detroit Pistons.

1-time All-Star Cazzie Russell made his NBA debut for the New York Knicks in a 122-119 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Sunday, October 18, 1959

Elgin Baylor of the Minneapolis Lakers scored 52 points in a 106-105 loss to the Detroit Pistons.

6-time All-Star Bailey Howell made his NBA debut for the Detroit Pistons in a 106-105 win over the Minneapolis Lakers.

4-time All-Star Rudy LaRusso made his NBA debut for the Minneapolis Lakers in a 106-105 loss to the Detroit Pistons.

Saturday, October 18, 1947

2-time NBA All-Star John Johnson was born in Carthage, Mississippi.