Karl Malone on Magic’s Return to the NBA (’91/92)

Stemming from the great article Magic Retires (1991) written by Lex,  I decided to further touch on the topic.  After the Dream Team run Magic decided he was ready and more than willing to return to the NBA to continue in the sport which he loves so dear. Mind you, not everyone in and around the league were as willing to embrace a man w/ the HIV virus but some were more vocal.

Just Because he came back doesn’t mean anything to me, I’m not no fan or cheerleader. It may be good for basketball but you have to look far beyond that. You have a lot of young men who have a long life ahead of them. The Dream Team was a concept everybody loved. But now we’re back to reality. –Karl Malone

When Sir Charles Barkley was asked how he felt about Magic playing with the virus he said, I was with him all summer and never once thought about it, NEVER!

Now in 1991/92 I can understand Malone’s comments to an extent but I mean c’mon b you played on the Dream Team with this man now you running your mouth about one of the best to ever do it???? I can’t ride with Karl on this one b, I can’t! Karl should have done more research into the virus before opening his mouth and saying shit he obviously know nothing about. So is he saying the Dream Team run was a fluke??? That teams didn’t play the USA hard cause we had a player with the virus?? C’mon b!Karl aint the mailman he pony express…..slow minded muthafucka……..still one of the best PF’s of all time though.

Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals

Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals is an upcoming HBO special about the greatest rivalry in the history of Basketball.  The documentary will delve into the competitive relationship between Larry Bird & Magic Johnson and how they helped rekindled the rivalry between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers.  Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals will make it’s debut on HBO 3-6-2010 at 8PM.

Jordan vs. Bird Super One on One (Launch Party Download)

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Oh yea you know ya boy Menelik played many a game of Jordan vs. Bird. Im a true vet fo real, started off young playing it for the NES then graduated to the Sega Genesis version. I can remember playing the slam dunk contest selecting from an assortment of dunks, thinking to myself damn this is incredible. If the dunk contest gets a little boring, take Bird on and test ya luck. Oh yea Larry’s “J” is all day in that bitch!

Jordan vs Bird Super One on One Download

ESPN Sportscentury Montage

In the year 2000 ESPN collected all the greatest moments in sports history and made a video, Chad put me on and it changed me forever. The song in the background is Aerosmith – “Dream On”, every time I hear this it send chills down my spine.

When I watch this I remember.