Magic transcends sports fame

Updated: September 23, 2013, 8:55 PM ET
By Scoop Jackson | ESPN.com

It took Haman Cross to make him cry.

"God is so good," is all Magic Johnson could say.

Here is a man who has been through and done more than four people's lives put together. He's looking at an 18-year-old kid making an attempt to redirect his life, and Johnson sees what we see every day but tend to ignore: a young black kid trying to do something with the life he has ahead of him.

Not to say that Earvin Johnson doesn't cry. He does. But always ...

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