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Title: When the Game Was Ours by Larry Bird, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and Jackie MacMullan
Genre: Nonfiction – Sports
Year of Publication: 2009
Approximate Page Count: 352 pages
Summary: One of the most thrilling rivalries in sports history occurred in professional basketball. In the 1980s, NBA stars Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics and Earvin “Magic” Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers reignited the excitement of basketball, with their equally superb skills on the court and numerous fans constantly craving to see one defeat the other. With the help of ESPN sports columnist Jackie MacMullan, who is the main writer of this book, Larry and Magic share memories of their careers, including their college basketball days, the several NBA Finals they made it to in the same decade, and Magic’s revelation of contracting HIV. Through it all, these two basketball legends share deep mutual respect and a relationship that gradually evolves from bitter rivalry to close friendship.
Suggested by: Anthony L.
DISCUSSION VOLUNTEER: Because this book is an Organizer's Pick, Anthony will present facts about the authors and the book and lead the discussion with questions.
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