RICHFIELD, Ohio -- Cleveland Cavaliers guard Mark Price has nothing but good things to say about Magic Johnson. Price also has a lot of compassion for people suffering from AIDS and those who have tested positive for HIV.
But Price also can understand the concern expressed by the Australian basketball team about playing against Johnson in the Olympics.
"I think in the back of nearly every player's mind is the fact that Magic has tested positive for HIV and that we still don't know that much about it," Price said. "We have people telling us that there is less than a 1 percent chance of catching it on the basketball court.
"But this is not like catching a cold. We are talking about a deadly disease. If one person catches it, that's one person too much."