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By Larry Bird, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Jackie MacMullen

From the instant those gamers took the courtroom on opposing aspects, they engaged in a fierce actual and mental conflict. Their uncommonly aggressive courting got here to represent the main compelling contention within the NBA. those have been the basketball epics of the Nineteen Eighties — Celtics vs Lakers, East vs West, actual vs finesse, old-fashioned vs Showtime, even white vs black. each one driven the opposite to greatness — jointly fowl and Johnson accrued 8 NBA Championships, six MVP awards and helped keep the floundering NBA at its most crucial time. whilst it begun they have been sour opponents, yet alongside the best way they turned lifelong pals.

With intimate, fly-on-the-wall aspect, whilst the sport used to be Ours transports readers to this electrical period of basketball and divulges for the 1st time the interior workings of 2 gamers useless set on besting each other. From the heady days of buying and selling championships to the darker days of harm and ailment, we come to appreciate Larry’s obsessive devotion to profitable and the way his demons drove him at the court docket. We pay attention him speak with candor approximately taking part in via power soreness and its really exacting toll. In Magic we see a tender, invincible superstar fight with the edge of defeat, not only as a participant yet as a workforce chief. we're there the instant he learns he’s gotten smaller HIV and listen to in his personal phrases how that devastating information impacted his relationships in basketball and past. yet continuously, in either circumstances, we see them prevail.

A compelling, up-close-and-personal portrait of basketball’s such a lot inimitable duo, while the sport used to be Ours is a reevaluation of 3 many years in counterpoint. it's also a rollicking experience via expert basketball’s top instances.

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