ESPN Will Air Magic Johnson HIV Documentary In March [Video]
More than 20 years after Magic Johnson held a press conference to announce he was HIV-positive, ESPN is revisiting that significant moment in a documentary, “The Announcement”, scheduled to air March 11 on the sports channel.
Magic stunned L.A. Lakers fans and the world beyond in Nov. 7, 1991, when he publicly revealed his diagnosis.
The film explores how the basketball legend continues to cope with the disease.
It features narration by Johnson himself and interviews with confidantes including family (wife Cookie, son Andre) and former NBA colleagues Larry Bird, Karl Malone, James Worthy and Kurt Rambis. Hollywood pals Chris Rock and Arsenio Hall also appear.