Back in the game

Begley, Sharon; Samuels, Allison
February 1996
Newsweek;2/12/1996, Vol. 127 Issue 7, p56
Profiles Earvin `Magic' Johnson and his return to professional basketball in February of 1996 after four years of retirement because of his infection with the AIDS virus. Details of his first game back with the Los Angeles Lakers; Reasons behind his retirement on November 7, 1991; Questions answered during his retirement; Johnson's physical status at his return; Licensing of his name and other ventures; Johnson's unselfish play as contagious.


Related Articles

  • True lies. Smith, Gary // Sports Illustrated;2/12/96, Vol. 84 Issue 6, p32 

    Profiles Earvin Magic Johnson at his return to the National Basketball Association (NBA) in February of 1996. Decision to return to professional basketball and how it was a surprise to most; Family; Business plans; HIV as a factor in Johnson's life; Conduct of life; Physical status; Playing...

  • Welcome back! Reilly, Rick // Sports Illustrated;2/12/96, Vol. 84 Issue 6, p22 

    Reports on Earvin `Magic' Johnson's return to the National Basketball Association in February of 1996. Excitement surrounding the return of the 36-year-old power forward who is HIV positive; Johnson's team, the Los Angeles Lakers, playing against teams like the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz;...

  • THE HONEYMOON IS OVER. Delaney, Martin // Advocate;1/14/92, Issue 594, p35 

    Reports that the American public is blaming former basketball player Magic Johnson for his AIDS. Past sexual appetites; Abstinence; Impact on the youth.

  • Earvin `Magic' Johnson's HIV is at undetectable levels, doctors say.  // Jet;04/21/97, Vol. 91 Issue 22, p53 

    Discusses Earvin Magic Johnson's AIDS virus as being at an undetectable level. Excerpts from Cookie Johnson's interview with `Ebony' magazine in April 1997; Details of his treatment; The success rate of the treatment; The Food and Drug Administration's approval of so called drug cocktails...

  • Beating the odds. Brink, Susan; Mannix, Margaret // U.S. News & World Report;2/12/96, Vol. 120 Issue 6, p60 

    Examines how a large number of people with HIV are fending off the AIDS virus. Newfound compassion for AIDS victims; Improved quality of life for those whose infection has moved into the AIDS realm; Profiles of Earvin (Magic) Johnson and several other Americans; Drugs including AZT; Statistics...

  • Magic's Greatest Trick. Reilly, Rick // Sports Illustrated;11/15/99, Vol. 91 Issue 19, p156 

    Focuses on former basketball player Magic Johnson. His health in 1999, eight years after his retirement because of his diagnosis with HIV; Brief career history; His 1999 role as a businessman; His charitable work for black communities in the United States.

  • When the 'dumb stuff' takes on new meaning. Deveney, Sean // Sporting News;3/3/2006, Vol. 230 Issue 9, p6 

    In this article, the author shares his admiration for several basketball players who have managed to live positively despite severe physical ailments, which have also made them stronger and more sensitive human beings. One of them is Shawn Respert who does not feel disappointed about his failed...

  • Reader Responses.  // 21st Century;Dec92, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p12 

    Several letters to the editor are presented in response to articles in previous issues including "Magic Jonhson and AIDS," in the November 2007 issue, "My Life in Amerikka the Beautiful," and "A Chance for Life," in the April 2007 issue.

  • Magic's moment.  // Advocate;3/5/96, Issue 702, p16 

    Reports on the return of HIV-positive basketball player Earvin `Magic' Johnson to the National Basketball Association and his former team the Los Angeles Lakers. Positive response of AIDS activists to Johnson's decision; Lack of controversy about Johnson's HIV status.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics