Magic Johnson is leaving the door open for a possible appearance in the NBA All-Star Game in mid-February.
Johnson, who retired from the Lakers after testing positive for the virus that causes AIDS, said yesterday that he would like to play in the game. His name is on the All-Star ballots.
"If I'm elected, I'll have to see what [NBA commissioner] David Stern has to say," Johnson said. "We'll see about later. I'll take my doctor's advice. Plus, I have another person to consider now. My wife wants me to stay off that basketball floor. She wants me chasing her and that baby around, not chasing a basketball."