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Video: Magic’s HIV press conference from 20 years ago today

Nov 7, 2011, 1:45 PM EST

This is the press conference that shook the NBA 20 years ago today. Larry Bird said after he saw it he felt like he did the day his father had taken his own life. Dick Ebersol, the longtime head of NBC Sports (which carried the NBA at the time) said he cried. A lot of people cried that day.

Two decades later, we celebrate how Ervin “Magic” Johnson changed the face of HIV. But this is the somber video of that day.

Thanks to Eye on Basketball for finding this.

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