Bird, who also won the inaugural contest in 1986 and the sophomore installation in 1987, defeated Dale Ellis by two points, raising his index finger into a #1 sign as his last shot swished into the net, ending the AT&T Shootout at Chicago Stadium, as it was called at that time.
Today is also the 32nd birthday of former Boston Celtics big man Kris Humphries. Humphries joined the Celtics as part of the now- infamous trade with the Brooklyn Nets that sent Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Jason Terry to the Nets in exchange for MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph, Keith Bogans and three first round draft picks in addition to Kris. Humphries was never a major part of the Celtics future, spending only a single season in green, but still managed to log almost 20 minutes an outing that year (2013-14), averaging 8.4 points and almost 6 boards a game. After that single season in Beantown, Kris was traded to the Washington Wizards for a trade exception and a 2015 2nd round draft pick.
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