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Sitting on a large stool in front of a crowd of 30 or 40 basketball enthusiasts on Tuesday, Jackie MacMullan, a former columnist for The Boston Globe and author of the book When the Game Was Ours, recalled the day when Larry Bird was told that Magic Johnson had been killed in a car accident. "Larry pulled over with his heart in his throat," MacMullan said. "That's when he knew they'd forever be connected." The report was obviously erroneous, but Bird's emotional response went a great way toward showing what the superstars' friendship had become. Now, as a new play,...
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Magic Johnson realizes he woke up the world when he revealed his HIV diagnosis on Nov. 7, 1991.
He's still determined to keep the world aware of an illness that persists two decades after the Lakers superstar put the AIDS epidemic under a new spotlight.
Johnson recognized the anniversary of his historic announcement at Staples Center on Monday with an upbeat celebration tinged...
Twenty years ago this week, Magic Johnson stunned the sports world, announcing he was retiring from the NBA after “attaining” the HIV-virus.
Magic Johnson is alive. For those of us that were 11 years old 20 years ago, on the day he announced that he'd been diagnosed with HIV, this is a wonderful thing. And while we're encouraging others to discuss their own experience with Magic's disclosure two decades in both the comments section and anywhere else, his current stature given his generation-long diagnosis...
On Nov. 7, 1991, the Lakers star announced that he was retiring because he had the virus that causes AIDS. Johnson continues to be an advocate for worldwide HIV awareness and testing.Magic Johnson stood with his trademark smile Monday before his family, Lakers greats, politicians and friends, all of whom had come to celebrate his life and how his revelation from 20 years ago that...
It was 20 years ago today that Magic Johnson stepped to the podium and shook the NBA and the world at large to their cores by announcing he was HIV-positive and retiring from basketball.
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The Michigan State legend was responding to comments made by attorney Jeffrey Kessler, representing the NBA players' association, who told the Washington Post that owners are treating players like "plantation workers" during the ongoing lockout.
Photo: Mark Terrill, APYears before someone decided to throw a basketball court on an aircraft carrier and call it the "Carrier Classic," the Orangemen used to host a tournament dubbed "Carrier Classic." Besides a loss to Magic Johnson's Michigan State squad, and a random loss to Eastern Michigan that I attended with the Russianator back in '96, the...
NEW YORK (AP) - Magic Johnson said it's "ridiculous" to suggest that David Stern is racist, saying it's OK to disagree with the NBA commissioner but that you "can't attack the man and what he stands for."Johnson was responding to comments made by attorney Jeffrey Kessler, representing the NBA players' ...
Magic Johnson says it's 'ridiculous' to suggest that David Stern is racist, saying it's OK to disagree with the NBA commissioner but that you "can't attack the man and what he stands for."