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Thomas denied spreading those rumors.“You had to make a choice between your Lakers and our friendship.” @iamisiahthomas & @Magic Johnson reflect on the 1988 NBA Finals.
The two were the faces of their respective franchises in 1988, when Johnson's Lakers beat Thomas's upstart Pistons in seven games to win their fifth title of the decade, and in 1989, when Detroit swept Los Angeles to win the first of two consecutive titles.
READ #Holiday Hope2016: Magic Johnson Serves Thousands In Flint And Detroit During an emotional episode of the NBA TV special, , Johnson extended his former-friend, turned longtime enemy, Thomas an apology in one of the sincerest moments in sports history.
“You are my brother,” Johnson said to Thomas as both of their eyes began to water.
Thomas, meanwhile, had a failed stint as executive vice president of the expansion Toronto Raptors in 1994, before a difficult tenure as president of the now-defunct CBA, and three mediocre years as coach of the Indiana Pacers.
Thomas's post-playing career will mostly be remembered for his time with the New York Knicks, which began when he was hired as president in 2003.
'What most people don't know is, before Magic had HIV, my brother had HIV,'' Thomas told Sports Illustrated in 2009. So I knew way more about the disease, because I was living with it in my house.''Thomas's brother Gregory died five years before his interview with SI.'Magic acted and responded off some really bad information that he got,'' Thomas continued.
'Whatever friendship we had, I thought it was bulls*** that he believed that.Let me put it to you this way: If he and I were such close friends, if I was questioning his sexuality, then I was questioning mine too.That's how idiotic it is.'Prior to Johnson's 2009 book, the predominant belief in basketball circles was that Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan had prevented Thomas from joining 'The Dream Team,' which easily took gold in Barcelona that summer - the first time NBA players were allowed to compete in the Olympics.In that book, Johnson admitted to helping keep Thomas off of the 1992 U. Olympic Dream Team because he believed Thomas spread a rumor that he was gay or bisexual.Those rumors surfaced after Johnson tested positive for HIV.After a failed stint as the Lakers coach in 1994, Johnson briefly made a comeback as a player in 1996 before focusing on his business ventures.