On This Date 2/9/1992

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Despite announcing his retirement after finding out he was diagnosed with HIV, Magic Johnson, formerly of the Los Angeles Lakers, is chosen by the fans to start in the NBA All-Star Game in Orlando. Already planning to play with the Dream Team at the Olympics, Magic participates in the game. Playing for the first time since his stunning November announcement, Magic Johnson shows no rust, scoring a game-high 25 points to earn MVP honors as the Western Conference wins 153-113.