Magic Johnson Reflects 20 Years After HIV Announcement

Twenty years ago today, then Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson shocked the world when he announced that he was HIV positive and had to retire from the NBA. The announcement, which will never be forgotten, brought the fairly unknown disease to the forefront of the media.

Today, at a healthy 52 years old, Magic revisited that time of his life, spoke on the continued fight against the condition, and informed the media that his foundation has raised $1 million in support of the cause.

You can head over to ESPN.com to read a full run down of how Magic found out he was positive, how he told his wife, and the events leading up to the press conference.


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