Magic Bird Play Opens On Broadway April 13, 2012 16:45

A new play has just opened on Broadway called Magic Bird, it's based on the careers and rivalry between NBA Legends, Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird.

The play starts with their college careers and finishing with their Olympic Dream Team success, and documents their unlikely friendship along the way. The show is likely to appeal to Broadway fans and die-hard NBA fans.

According to the producers: "At the heart of one of the fiercest rivalries in sports, two of the greatest athletes of all-time battled for multiple championships and the future of their sport.  Hall of Famers Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird could not have been more different; one black, one white; one an urbanite with a big smile and Hollywood appeal, and the other a quiet small town guy.  Johnson and Bird, went head to head, electrified the nation, reinvigorated the NBA, and turned their rivalry into the greatest and most famous friendships in professional sports.  With classic NBA footage prominently designed throughout, Magic/Bird transports the audience into the heart of their matchup."