Karen rarely speaks about her ghost of a friend, Debra. Karen — my mother — is sitting under a hair dryer in her kitchen. But, for now, though, my mother asks me about my brother.
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Earvin Johnson Jr. But that was only his first act. Magic went on to become a leading spokesperson for the deadly disease, changing the world's perception about AIDS.
Updated: September 6, pm. Retired basketball superstar Magic Johnson said he supports his gay son after TMZ reported that he was seen walking hand-in-hand with his boyfriend in Los Angeles. The younger Johnson, a student at N. InJohnson retired after announcing that he was infected with HIV, but he returned to the sport the next year.
Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas are legends. One grew up in Michigan, the other in Chicago. They were best friends for many years during their basketball career.
Needless to say, basketball legends Isiah Thomas and Magic Johnson ceased being true friends a long time ago. In the NBA Finals between the Pistons and the Lakers, Thomas and Johnson kissed and fought; and after they played each other again in the '89 Finals, their good times together were all but gone. But now, with the release of Johnson's new book, " When the Game Was Ours ," we have a firmer understanding of why the rift existed in the first place, and why it has lasted as long as it has.
The iconic basketball star, 53, gave a lengthy interview to TMZ. I told him, 'Look, I'm gonna love you regardless. Just let me know.
The one guy I could count on had all these doubts. It was like he kicked me in the stomach. I wish he would have had the courage to say this stuff to me face to face, as opposed to writing it in some damn book to sell and he can make money off it.
Once again in the spotlight on the basketball court, Magic Johnson is also finding himself in an uncomfortable position in another arena as he makes his return to the Lakers. Johnson, the first known HIV-positive athlete, has been the subject of recent published reports on how he might have contracted the virus that causes AIDS. For the second time in two weeks Friday, a newspaper story suggested that he acquired the virus through homosexual behavior. Another story that caused a stir when it appeared earlier this month in the Sporting News insinuated that Johnson was not telling the truth when he said his HIV was the result of heterosexual activity.