Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas are legends. One grew up in Michigan, the other in Chicago. They were best friends for many years during their basketball career. And then something happened. After meeting in the NBA Finals in consecutive seasons in and , their relationship seemed to be over.
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Earvin " Magic " Johnson Jr. He played point guard for the Lakers for 13 seasons. After winning championships in high school and college , Johnson was selected first overall in the NBA draft by the Lakers. He led the league in regular-season assists four times, and is the NBA's all-time leader in average assists per game, at After leaving the NBA in , Johnson formed the Magic Johnson All-Stars, a barnstorming team that traveled around the world playing exhibition games. Johnson became a two-time inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame —being enshrined in for his individual career, and again in as a member of the "Dream Team".
A Brief Timeline Of Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas’ Rivalry Turned Feud
Once again in the spotlight on the basketball court, Magic Johnson is also finding himself in an uncomfortable position in another arena as he makes his return to the Lakers. Johnson, the first known HIV-positive athlete, has been the subject of recent published reports on how he might have contracted the virus that causes AIDS. For the second time in two weeks Friday, a newspaper story suggested that he acquired the virus through homosexual behavior.
In the world of magic, motion trumps sight. The conjurer uses quickness of hand—dexterity misdirection—to confuse the eye, and the judgment, of his audience. In the world of Magic, only time stands still.