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Magic Johnson's career ended by HIV-positive test. Lakers star says: 'I plan to go on living for a long time'

Magic Johnson's career ended by HIV-positive test. Lakers star says: 'I plan to go on living for a long time'

Magic Johnson stunned the world 25 years ago today when he announced he was HIV positive. In a piece on his website today, Johnson writes: "Today is a celebration of life, a celebration of what some people thought was a death sentence 25 years ago. It’s a celebration of everything I’ve been through until now."

Here's a look back on The Times' coverage of his revelation and retirement from the Lakers.

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In an announcement that rocked the sports world, Earvin (Magic) Johnson retired Thursday, saying he had tested positive for the...

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