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Originally Published: March 23, 2010
By Bill Simmons | ESPN.com

The Bird-Magic documentary made me think of something. OK, technically, I didn't think of it -- my friend Hirschy did. I'm hijacking his point. Just humor me and pretend I thought of it. Anyway, Bird and Magic, two of the best players ever, played something like 85 percent of their primes on local TV. Only people in Boston and Los Angeles saw those games. There was no League Pass, no broadband package, no NBA TV, no TNT/ABC/ESPN megapackage. Every Bird-Magic national TV appearance was a treat.

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