A lot more than 'flu-like' symptoms
They are, in case anyone had forgotten, the most ominous words in the Laker dictionary.
That was the initial medical report which circulated in the fall of 1991, when the incomparable Magic Johnson missed a few games. Magic was soon seen standing behind a lectern at the famed Forum Club in Los Angeles, making his life- and league-altering retirement announcement.
I heard those words again over the past weekend, on a TV broadcast before the Lakers' victory ...
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