‘All You Have to Do Is Shoot It’

Thanks to Magic Johnson, the 1992 Dream Team featured the NBA’s biggest talents. The Lakers legend was able to convince Michael Jordan and Larry Bird to join the team after receiving a call from NBA Commissioner David Stern. At the time, Magic was on early retirement but he wanted to play and would only do so with Larry Bird and Michael Jordan.

Both superstars had reasons for not joining the team. Bird was nursing a back injury — no longer the invincible athletic forward he used to be. Eventually, Johnson convinced him.

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