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New Orleans officials say security ready for NBA All-Star Weekend

Updated: February 13, 2008, 5:01 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- If the NBA ever had any doubts about New Orleans' ability to provide security for the All-Star game this weekend, Mardi Gras took care of it.

"The NBA security team has visited the city at least 20 times," Mayor Ray Nagin said. "They started getting comfortable with our ability to handle crowds pretty quick, but once they saw the crowd at Mardi Gras and the way we did things, they said if any city in the country can give us a good, safe game, this is it."

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