As a fan during the Golden Age of NBA (not a slight against today’s product – but nothing competes with the Lakers – Celtics rivalry) the 80s centered around the competition and friendship of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. A few months ago, I attended the Longacre Theatre and enjoyed a walk through memory lane. I enjoyed the HBO film, Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals, and Johnson’s story was more recently chronicled in ESPN’s The Announcement. The one-act 90 minute play covers a 13yr span and various locations.
- The NCAA Final Four
- The Racial component
- The Converse Sneaker commercial
- Lakers / Celtics rivalry
- HIV / AIDS announcement
- The Dream Team: Barcelona / Olympics