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Randy Smith, MVP of 1978 All-Star Game, dead at 60
Randy Smith, an All-Star guard with the Buffalo Braves in the 1970s who once held the NBA record for consecutive games played, died of a heart attack suffered while working out on a treadmill at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut, where he worked. He was 60. Smith was Most Valuable Player of the 1978 All-Star Game, scoring 27 points as a representative of the Buffalo Braves. He played 13 seasons in the NBA, averaging 16.7 points, 4.6 assists and 3.7 rebounds, and appeared in 906 consecutive games from 1972 to 1983; his mark was broken by A.C. Green in 1997.