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Here's a snip from an online article by Douglas Stark... "The setting was Trenton, the thriving capital city of New Jersey. The date was November 7, 1896. The place was Masonic Temple, a multi-purpose building in downtown Trenton. The event was a Basketball game between the Trenton Basketball Team and the Brooklyn YMCA. The significance was that the game "presumably" represented the first professional contest in which the players were paid to play." Read the rest: http://www.hoophall.com/history/trenton_feature.htm

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