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The Announcement (2012)

TV Movie  |   |  Documentary  |  11 March 2012 (USA)
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An in depth look at the career of basketball player Ervin "Magic" Johnson and the days leading up to and the years following his announcement to the world that he was HIV positive.

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An in depth look at the career of basketball player Ervin "Magic" Johnson and the days leading up to and the years following his announcement to the world that he was HIV positive.

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Great documentary on a legend
11 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Watched this on espn tonight and it was great it is the story about magic Johnson when he was diagnosed with HIV and how he dealt with it I just got to say I have more respect for magic Johnson then any athlete in history how had to leave the laker's and even when he came back people were scared to play with him and how everybody judged him but magic Johnson kept on through and even after he left he became a great business man this was a very well done documentary by espn but after you watch this you will have such a great respect for magic Johnson and he he dealt with such criticism that he had to deal with while playing and after he left if you watch this you will get a great outlook on what HIV is like and how some people deal good with it and some don't this has very famous people in the documentary commenting on magic Johnson this was a very good documentary by espn and I applaud them on this I am definitely going to watch more of the espn 30 for 30 films after this cause it was such a great documentary and magi Johnson was such a good person to do this on


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