Two of the basketball's biggest icons and most notorious rivals went back once before Sunday's game 5 in the World…
Two of the basketball’s biggest icons and most notorious rivals went back once before Sunday’s game 5 in the World Series. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird were most famous for their burning fights during their NBA days, but they decided to add another chapter to the rivalry of a playful campaign before Game 5.
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980s, so seeing them cut a promo for a pivotal World Series game between the two cities that they were famous represented was a pretty cool experience before the first race. Johnson, who is a partner of Dodgers, is a bit more attached to the Los Angeles sports scene than Bird is in Boston these days, but Larry Legend has apparently had no problem finding out Red Sox for this reason.  Even without bird and magic in uniform – or even in the same room – and without the competitive animosity they once shared, they still take a certain measure of the sport’s rivalry between Boston and Los Angeles. They may be well past their game days, but they still cut a really good promo.