For years, the passion they shared for winning made Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird the most bitter of rivals. It also made theirs the most compelling rivalry in sports, driving the NBA to new heights of popularity in the 1980's. This all-new documentary tells the riveting story of two superstars who couldn't have been more different -- until they forged an unlikely friendship from the superheated rivalry that had always kept them apart.]]>
Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals
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Their story is pretty much storybook type material. No two players in NBA history have ever been forever linked as Larry Bird and Earvin Johnson. Only a few rivalries in sports history compare. As I said before, this is not a highlight reel. This is as indepth life and career overview that has been made about these two men. Being too that it is made by HBO, it gives it much more credibility than any other previous biographies about them.
If you are a fan of sports in general I think you will enjoy this selection. If you are basketball fan, then this is a must have for your collection. Anyone will love Magic's infectious attitude about life and how emotional he is about himself and his friends and Bird's emotionless facial expressions as well as dry, ironic sense of humor that will have you rolling in the floor. Both of these men are equally likable but totally different personality wise. They were once bitter enemies and now are great friends that have a special connection and understanding only they can grasp.
I wrote HBO to release this on DVD and they finally have and I'm so excited! I think anyone that watches this will see why after they view this gem!
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It was like living it over again! Best era of basketball!! So much fun.Published 1 hour ago by soleil
I've seen this a million times and never get tired of it! The two fighters came along at just the right time. Maybe only Wilt and Russel can be compared to these two. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Herod Lowery
The two man that put basketball on the map as a true watch sport and changed from being taped on tv to shown livePublished 11 months ago by John P Wilkerson
History about the greatest players during a memorable time in basketball.Published 13 months ago by SG
Watch 2 of the greatest guys to ever play the game. Very good documentary.Published 13 months ago by Chris Baird