The Announcement (2012)

The Announcement (2012)





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On November 7, 1991, Earvin "Magic" Johnson made people stop and watch at the Forum in Inglewood, California. But this time it wasn't his basketball brilliance as a perennial NBA All-Star and three-time MVP that was captivating audiences worldwide. Instead, the 32-year-old ground-breaking point guard was holding a press conference to make the stunning announcement that he was HIV-positive and would be retiring from basketball immediately. At the time, the HIV virus was widely seen as a death sentence, and the commonly held belief was that we would be watching a beloved sports hero die excruciatingly and swiftly in front of our eyes. Yet Magic had a different narrative in mind. He defied the odds, not just surviving, but truly living and prospering. Director Nelson George gets to the core of this incredible personal journey and explores how Magic continues to thrive two decades later.
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The announcement brings back a lot of painful memories of when the greatest player suddenly called it quits. An eye opening trip down memory lane.

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