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