MAGIC JOHNSON AND HIS PREMIERE PALS
(L-R) Elisa Johnson,16, Andre Johnson, Cookie Johnson and Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson attend the Los Angeles premiere of ESPN Films Documentary ‘The Announcement’ held on March 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California:
More than two decades ago, Earvin “Magic” Johnson announced the unthinkable and his fans and the world had to re-think what they thought about a disease called AIDS.
“I was a guy that could shoulder HIV and AIDS,” Johnson said. “A lot of guys couldn’t have gone public, and then get involved in the HIV and AIDS fight the way that I have.”
Magic is still the warrior fighting the fight 20 years later, and a new documentary chronicling the shocking news was screened Tuesday for Los Angeles-area high schools. (Read More)
The documentary, “The Announcement,” will air March 11 at 6 p.m. PT on ESPN.