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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2012 file photo, Tom Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints NFL team and New Orleans Pelicans NBA team, watches quarterback Drew Brees and his wife play with their children after  training camp at their NFL football training facility in Metairie, La. One of the people most responsible for bringing NBA All-Stars back to the Big Easy this weekend is an 86-year-old man who wasn't that into basketball for much of his life. He is Tom Benson. And in New Orleans, NBA fans and community leaders are grateful the Pelicans owner finally came around. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2012 file photo, Tom Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints NFL team and New Orleans Pelicans NBA team, watches quarterback Drew Brees and his wife play with their children after training camp at their NFL football training facility in Metairie, La. One of the people most responsible for bringing NBA All-Stars back to the Big Easy this weekend is an 86-year-old man who wasn't that into basketball for much of his life. He is Tom Benson. And in New Orleans, NBA fans and community leaders are grateful the Pelicans owner finally came around. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

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