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Isiah 'hurt' by Magic's comments

Updated: October 24, 2009, 7:37 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Hall of Fame players Isiah Thomas and Magic Johnson famously kissed each other's cheek moments before tip-off of Game 1 of the 1988 NBA Finals.

Today, the relationship clearly isn't anywhere near as close.

In Thomas' mind, a 17-year-old wound has been reopened in a new book that Johnson and Larry Bird wrote with author Jackie MacMullan. In the book, Johnson says, among other things, that he played a role in keeping Thomas off the 1992 U.S. Olympic team.

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