Larry Bird and Magic Johnson are two of the greatest players ever to play the game of basketball and their rivalry might have been what "saved" the NBA in the 80's. It was so common to think of them as opponents, going all the way back to their college days, that seeing them as teammates on the original Dream Team was both odd and wonderful at the same time. They were past their primes, but their leadership and wisdom pushed the ceiling on this group of legends to a whole other level.
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