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Magic Johnson on advice Michael Jordan gave him after his HIV return

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On Thursday, the Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson joined “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to discuss his new docuseries, “They Call Me Magic.” During the show, Johnson revealed what the Chicago Bulls great Michael Jordan told him after the Bulls-Lakers matchup which was Johnson’s second game back after returning to the NBA full-time five years after his HIV diagnosis, via New York Post:

“Michael, after that game, he pulled me aside – I don’t think I’ve ever told anybody this,” Johnson said. “He met me in between the locker rooms, and he said, ‘Earvin, you have to remember now, you’re not with Kareem [Abdul-Jabbar], you’re not with James Worthy. All the guys you used to play with, Showtime, are not on that Laker team anymore. So remember, maybe you should think about retiring.”

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