Jump Ball

Magic Johnson, part owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, and Larry Bird, coach of the Indiana Pacers, have battled on the court for years; now their teams are facing off in the NBA finals. Their stats prove how they match up as athletes, but how do they compare as artistes?

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BIRD: Drive: The Story of My Life LAST LINE: "When the time comes, I just want to be able to walk out on that court one last time and say thank you."

MAGIC: My Life LAST LINE: "Whatever your dream is, go for it."

WINNER: Magic, with sentiment this light,...

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