Grand Opening, Grand Closing: The 15 Most Shocking Sports Retirement Speeches
Earvin "Magic" Johnson Delivers A Shocking Retirement Speech
The sports world was dealt a life-altering blow after Magic Johnson learned that he had tested positive for the HIV virus. In a press conference held on November 7, 1991, his public announcement confirmed what a physical before the 1991-92 NBA season had discovered, and the legend said he would retire immediately. Fast forward to today, the business maven has continued to "battle this deadly disease," and help bring awareness to safe sex practices.