Profile of Magic Johnson, new owner of cable network Aspire
Magic Johnson at an Aspire launch party in New York City. CREDIT: AP This is a story that ran in the Sunday print edition of the Atlanta Journal Constitution today: When basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson announced he had HIV on Nov. 7, 1991, he shocked not only sports fans, but the entire nation. Johnson, who blamed unprotected sex, appeared to be a man with a grim future. “Dead man walking,” said fellow NBA star Karl Malone in a recent ESPN special about the announcement. But two decades later, Johnson is thriving. At 52, he’s a successful businessman with a broad array… >>
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