‘People cried, people were stunned’: Sports journalist Bill Plaschke recalls

Despite being one of the most popular players in the NBA during the Showtime Lakers era, Bill Plaschke recalls how many turned on Earvin “Magic” Johnson after he announced he was diagnosed with HIV and that he was retiring from the NBA. Plaschke said Johnson was subject to a lot of ridicule and shaming but the NBA superstar said he came forward hoping he could help someone.

When Magic Shocked the World: Official trailer

On the 30th anniversary of the announcement that shocked the world, FOX 11 takes an in-depth look back at Earvin Magic Johnson and his earth-shattering revelation that he was HIV positive. In a series of new interviews, we explore the announcement, the history of that moment, and the 30 years since when it comes to AIDS/HIV awareness.