Magic Johnson celebrates anniversary

Updated: November 8, 2011, 2:17 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Twenty years to the day after shocking and saddening the world by announcing his retirement after contracting the HIV virus, Earvin "Magic" Johnson had reason to smile Monday.

"God is good," Johnson said, speaking in front of a group of friends, family and media members on the Staples Center floor. "Here I am 20 years later. Wow. What a blessing."

Johnson used the occasion of the 20th anniversary of his HIV announcement to present a $1 million check to the Magic ...

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