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The Announcement DVD (E)

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On November 7, 1991, suddenly everyone knew someone positive...!

On Thursday, Nov. 7, 1991, Earvin "Magic" Johnson made people stop and watch at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. But this time it wasn't his basketball brilliance as a peremnial NBA All-Star and three-time MVP that was captivating audiences worldwide. Instead, the 32-year-old groundbreaking point guard was holding a press conference to make the stunning announcement that he was HIV-positive and would be retiring from basketball immediately. But the shock of this declaration went deeper. Having the AIDS virus in 1991 was widely seen as a death sentence, and the commonly held belief was that we would be watching a beloved sports hero die excruciatingly and swiftly in front of our eyes. Yet Magic had a different narrative in mind. He defied the odds, not just surviving, but truly living and prospering. In The Announcement, Nelson George and NBA Entertainment get to the core of this incredible personal journey and explore how he continues to thrive two decades later.


  • ESPN Films
  • The Announcement DVD
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rating: E (Exempt)
  • Run time: 112mins
  • Region: 4

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