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Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals (2010)

An exploration of the fierce rivalry between NBA superstars Larry Bird and Magic Johnson during their decade of dominance.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Magic Johnson ... Himself
Larry Bird ... Himself
Steve Springer Steve Springer ... Himself - LA Times
Evelyn Johnson Evelyn Johnson ... Herself - Sister
George Fox George Fox ... Himself - High School Coach
Bryant Gumbel ... Himself
Rick Robey Rick Robey ... Himself
Mark Bird Mark Bird ... Himself
Jim Jones Jim Jones ... Himself - High School Coach
Bill Russell ... Himself (archive footage)
Jerry West Jerry West ... Himself (archive footage)
Charles Pierce Charles Pierce ... Himself - Boston Globe (as Charles P. Pierce)
Cedric 'Cornbread' Maxwell Cedric 'Cornbread' Maxwell ... Himself
Michael Cooper Michael Cooper ... Himself
Arsenio Hall ... Himself
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An exploration of the fierce rivalry between NBA superstars Larry Bird and Magic Johnson during their decade of dominance.

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USA

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English

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10 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Мэджик и Лэрри: Дружба врагов See more »

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HBO Sports See more »
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Slowtime (web)
16 September 2014 | by leplatypusSee all my reviews

Well, this basketball documentary about Bird & Magic tries another approach than the amazing, fantastic, incredible comments from the NBA production. Here, it's more psychological with less highlights and more interviews! But, finally, I found it boring and as much « false » : it's like basketball which is a team sport can be reduced to only one player, even if he has extraordinary skills. All the more i must say that Magic exhausts me with his constant smile and laughs and i prefer without hesitation Bird who does his job and quits. The documentary is however interesting about their early career (rare footages) and make understand how those 2 players just fit with their city. Just imagine if Bird had played in LA and Magic in Boston ??? The other thing that we can understand is how their competitiveness and thirst for victories can never be quenched !!!


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