Magic, the hero who demystified HIV

Originally Published: November 7, 2011
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- It was a news conference that contained no news.

Sure, it was an inspiring afternoon and a star-studded event that at one point drawing six members of the Basketball Hall of Fame to the stage. But when you get down to it, the principle announcement came down to this: "Here I am."

And that was reason enough to celebrate. Because when Magic Johnson stepped to the podium on Nov. 7, 1991, for The News Conference, the one in which he told the world he was HIV-positive, not ...

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