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There may have been a grain of truth behind that, but I found his account in the book made much more sense, mostly as a result of having two of the greatest players in the league and having played against each other in numerous championships. These two teams became the main rivalry of s. But then a curious thing happened: They lrry over lunch at Bird's house. The story begins Have you ever known a person that you had been best lzrry with yet competing with your whole life.
Opens image gallery Image not available Photos not available for this variation. The duo faced off in their first championship as college athletes in. Appearing for a sneaker ad together was when the two bonded and came to realize how similar the two actually were. Bird's reaction in the book : "To this day, I have no idea how he saw me".
When the Game Was Ours Hardcover – November 4, Larry Bird (Author), Earvin (Magic) Johnson (Author), Jackie Macmullan (Author) & 1 more. Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All.
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For a league ravaged by cocaine induced deaths, Old School vs Showtime, nagic drug abstaining, and I was pleased that the story wasn't weighted towards one side or the other; it really was the story of the two of th. These were the basketball epics of the s--Celtics vs. Friend Reviews. Excellent storytelli. He played like he loved the game.
From the moment these two legendary players took the court on opposing sides, they engaged in a fierce physical and psychological battle. In Celtic green was Larry Bird, the hick from French Lick with laser-beam focus, relentless determination, and a deadly jump shot, a player who demanded excellence from everyone around him. Magic Johnson was Mr. Showtime, a magnetic personality with all the right moves. Young, indomitable, he was a pied piper in purple and gold.
Mel, when diagnosed with the HIV virus, HIV was known to be a death senten. This is what also started the rivalry between the Lakers and the Celtics. At that time.
But all johnsoj wanted to do was beat each other in the Finals. Bird said in a documentary that the game was "the toughest loss I ever took," according to the NBA. Their purpose for bbird this masterfully written biography was to bring Bird and Johnson's fascinatingly intertwined lives as basketball players to the public's eyes. Only by reading this book do we realize however, just how large each man loomed in the other's mind during their playing days.