In this episode of NBA Flashback, we go back to Feb. 9th, 1992 and relive Magic Johnson’s legendary All-Star Game MVP performance. Magic returned three months after announcing his retirement due to HIV, and put on an iconic show. We talk with 28-time Emmy winner, and the man who hosted NBC’s All-Star coverage that year, Bob Costas, about what the game meant to Magic, what is was like to be in the arena for that historic moment, and the impact Magic had, not just on basketball, but HIV/AIDS awareness and acceptance around the world.
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Hosted by Sarah Kustok, NBA Flashback is the podcast that takes you back to the best moments in NBA history through exclusive archival audio from the NBA vault, along with new interviews with the players, coaches and broadcasters who were in the building.
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