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By New York Daily News Staff writer Sandra Crockett contributed to this story | April 27, 1992
"I never thought HIV could happen to me. That kind of ignorance is killing us."--Earvin "Magic" Johnson"What You Can Do To Avoid AIDS."Earvin Johnson's book is due in the stores today. In Baltimore, it will be available at B Dalton Bookseller and Waldenbooks, among other stores."What You Can Do to Avoid AIDS" (Time Books, $3.99) is nearly 200 pages of plain-speaking Magic, easing the reader into the chilling reality that there is no such thing as safe sex. Safer sex, says Magic Johnson, is as good as it's going to get."
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | June 10, 1998
Magic Johnson didn't live up to his name Monday night, but he at least left open the possibility that he could."The Magic Hour," Johnson's syndicated entry into the evening talk-show wars, made its debut with two high-powered guests (Arnold Schwarzenegger and Whitney Houston), a guy who sets himself on fire (does the L.A. fire marshal know about this dude?), a sidekick who brought nothing to the party, a music director with enough wattage to light a small town and a host who's so effervescent and so likable, he may just be able to pull this off.But first, Johnson needs to work on some noticeable rough spots.
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November 8, 1991
It belabors the obvious to say that it is a profound tragedy that so winsome and talented a young man as Earvin "Magic" Johnson has become infected with the AIDS virus. But there is also profound irony. Johnson's stunning disclosure comes at a time when another basketball great, Wilt Chamberlain, is promoting his newly published biography in which he claims to have had "sexual encounters" with 20,000 women.The claim is obviously spurious; it would mean three "encounters" a day for 20 years.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | February 1, 1996
LOS ANGELES -- Daddy has a job after all.Earvin Johnson III had told teachers his father was a has-been, but then he stayed up past bedtime Tuesday to see for himself and yesterday recanted it all at show and tell.He is 3 years old, impressionable and yesterday for the first time called his father "Magic."So, a new generation knows now what an old generation was talking about. Magic Johnson can still pass where he is not looking, can still shoot an archaic shot called the hook and can still dribble out a clock.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | November 8, 1991
Where to begin? How to begin?There's no precedent here to work from. There was Lou Gehrig at the end of his career and Ernie Davis at the beginning of his.But this, this. This is different.You tell me Magic Johnson tested HIV-positive, and I don't know what to say. I could say that he was the greatest player who ever lived and that this wasn't even the most important thing about his game. What was essential, even unique, about the way he played basketball was the joy he took from it and the joy we took from it.I could say that what you need to know, what is most important to know, about Earvin Johnson is that the famous smile was as genuine as sunshine.
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By New York Daily News Staff writer Sandra Crockett contributed to this story | April 27, 1992
"I never thought HIV could happen to me. That kind of ignorance is killing us."& Earvin "Magic" Johnson"What You Can Do To Avoid AIDS."Earvin Johnson's book is due in the stores today. In Baltimore, it will be available at B Dalton Bookseller and Waldenbooks, among other stores."What You Can Do to Avoid AIDS" (Time Books, $3.99) is nearly 200 pages of plain-speaking Magic, easing the reader into the chilling reality that there is no such thing as safe sex. Safer sex, says Magic Johnson, is as good as it's going to get."
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By Roger Phillips and Roger Phillips,Knight-Ridder News Service | February 17, 1992
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- It wasn't until after the speeches, after the tears, after the cracking voices and after the ovations that Magic Johnson sat and related just how difficult his retirement day had been."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | February 1, 1996
LOS ANGELES -- Daddy has a job after all.Earvin Johnson III had told teachers his father was a has-been, but then he stayed up past bedtime Tuesday to see for himself and yesterday recanted it all at show and tell.He is 3 years old, impressionable and yesterday for the first time called his father "Magic."So, a new generation knows now what an old generation was talking about. Magic Johnson can still pass where he is not looking, can still shoot an archaic shot called the hook and can still dribble out a clock.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Evening Sun Staff | August 22, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Dreams.They are what life is all about, or at least as Earvin Johnson Jr. tells it. He wasn't too poor to have them, not before some Lansing, Mich., sportswriter christened him "Magic," and he's not too rich to have them now, after more world championships, Most Valuable Player awards and millions than you can count.So, as he looked at a group of about 200 youngsters, sitting on the floor of the Washington Metropolitan Police Boys and Girls Club, listening raptly during a clinic here yesterday, Johnson couldn't help thinking of the full circle represented there.
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By Mike Kahn and Mike Kahn,McClatchy News Service | December 12, 1991
NEW YORK -- This was a scene out of a movie, confused only because it was out of time and place. With cameras clicking and the media buzzing, there was Earvin Johnson gamely dribbling the basketball and swishing jumpers with that funny right-handed push and Pat Riley working him with hard passes that forced him to react."
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By JERRY BEMBRY | March 29, 1994
You really have to feel for Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Van Exel. Because you know that sometimes during these last weeks of the season the rookie guard is going to totally foul up a play during a practice. And then the whistle will blow, the coach will take the floor and execute the same play -- 10 times better.The Magic is back in Los Angeles and while Earvin Johnson won't get the chance to wear his old No. 32 on the court, it sure is nice to see him in his stylish suits on the sidelines coaching the Lakers.
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By Sam Smith and Sam Smith,Chicago Tribune | September 30, 1992
CHICAGO -- During a particularly rugged practice last summer for the U.S. Olympic basketball team, forward Karl Malone looked down and noticed a streak of crimson across his forearm.Blood!Malone stopped as action continued around him. He scanned the playing floor, from one basket to the other, Commentaryhis eyes darting quickly until he found the man he was looking for: Magic Johnson.Johnson was not bleeding.The games continued, and they will again in the NBA this season for the great Magic Johnson.
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By New York Daily News Staff writer Sandra Crockett contributed to this story | April 27, 1992
"I never thought HIV could happen to me. That kind of ignorance is killing us."& Earvin "Magic" Johnson"What You Can Do To Avoid AIDS."Earvin Johnson's book is due in the stores today. In Baltimore, it will be available at B Dalton Bookseller and Waldenbooks, among other stores."What You Can Do to Avoid AIDS" (Time Books, $3.99) is nearly 200 pages of plain-speaking Magic, easing the reader into the chilling reality that there is no such thing as safe sex. Safer sex, says Magic Johnson, is as good as it's going to get."
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By New York Daily News Staff writer Sandra Crockett contributed to this story | April 27, 1992
"I never thought HIV could happen to me. That kind of ignorance is killing us."--Earvin "Magic" Johnson"What You Can Do To Avoid AIDS."Earvin Johnson's book is due in the stores today. In Baltimore, it will be available at B Dalton Bookseller and Waldenbooks, among other stores."What You Can Do to Avoid AIDS" (Time Books, $3.99) is nearly 200 pages of plain-speaking Magic, easing the reader into the chilling reality that there is no such thing as safe sex. Safer sex, says Magic Johnson, is as good as it's going to get."
SPORTS
By Roger Phillips and Roger Phillips,Knight-Ridder News Service | February 17, 1992
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- It wasn't until after the speeches, after the tears, after the cracking voices and after the ovations that Magic Johnson sat and related just how difficult his retirement day had been."
SPORTS
By Mike Kahn and Mike Kahn,McClatchy News Service | December 12, 1991
NEW YORK -- This was a scene out of a movie, confused only because it was out of time and place. With cameras clicking and the media buzzing, there was Earvin Johnson gamely dribbling the basketball and swishing jumpers with that funny right-handed push and Pat Riley working him with hard passes that forced him to react."
SPORTS
By Sam Smith and Sam Smith,Chicago Tribune | September 30, 1992
CHICAGO -- During a particularly rugged practice last summer for the U.S. Olympic basketball team, forward Karl Malone looked down and noticed a streak of crimson across his forearm.Blood!Malone stopped as action continued around him. He scanned the playing floor, from one basket to the other, Commentaryhis eyes darting quickly until he found the man he was looking for: Magic Johnson.Johnson was not bleeding.The games continued, and they will again in the NBA this season for the great Magic Johnson.
SPORTS
By JERRY BEMBRY | March 29, 1994
You really have to feel for Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Van Exel. Because you know that sometimes during these last weeks of the season the rookie guard is going to totally foul up a play during a practice. And then the whistle will blow, the coach will take the floor and execute the same play -- 10 times better.The Magic is back in Los Angeles and while Earvin Johnson won't get the chance to wear his old No. 32 on the court, it sure is nice to see him in his stylish suits on the sidelines coaching the Lakers.
SPORTS
By Mike Kahn and Mike Kahn,McClatchy News Service | December 12, 1991
NEW YORK -- This was a scene out of a movie, confused only because it was out of time and place. With cameras clicking and the media buzzing, there was Earvin Johnson gamely dribbling the basketball and swishing jumpers with that funny right-handed push and Pat Riley working him with hard passes that forced him to react."
NEWS
November 8, 1991
It belabors the obvious to say that it is a profound tragedy that so winsome and talented a young man as Earvin "Magic" Johnson has become infected with the AIDS virus. But there is also profound irony. Johnson's stunning disclosure comes at a time when another basketball great, Wilt Chamberlain, is promoting his newly published biography in which he claims to have had "sexual encounters" with 20,000 women.The claim is obviously spurious; it would mean three "encounters" a day for 20 years.
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