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HOOPS AND HOLLERIN’: NBA All-Star Game in Vegas was a rollicking party, Feb. 18, 2007

Twelve years ago this month, the 56th annual NBA All-Star Game roared into town, triggering a mega-wild weekend highlighted by a citywide party, a globally-viewed game and the NBA’s immersion in the Las Vegas community through numerous charitable endeavors.

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AIN’T NO FOUNTAINS HIGH ENOUGH: A daunting jump over Caesars Palace waterworks couldn’t deter Evel Knievel — but the water won, Dec. 31, 1967

Jump-suited fountain-jumper (well, almost-jumper) Evel Knievel’s crazy-man stunt over the Caesars Palace fountains still stands as an extreme sports milestone 51 years later, even though Knievel, his bike and the pavement had an unfortunate rendezvous.

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MEAD FOR SPEED: Donald Campbell breaks his own water-speed record on Lake Mead, Nov. 16, 1955

Think of him as the ultimate do-it-yourself-er: There’s no one else’s record to break? Then just break your own. And so British land/water speed racer …

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