Magic and Isiah bury the hatchet.
NBA TV aired an emotional "Players Only Monthly" special last night that featured Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas, as the two finally buried the hatchet. The two NBA legends have been at odds ever since the Lakers and Pistons squared off in back-to-back NBA Finals in 1988 and 1989.
In a book Magic wrote with Larry Bird and Jackie MacMullan in 2009, the Lakers legend admitted that he helped keep Isiah Thomas of the 1992 Dream Team because he believed the Pistons guard questioned his sexuality in 1991 after he announced that he had contracted the HIV virus.
During their face to face meeting, Magic apologized to Isiah and both men started to cry before embracing in a long hug.
"This has been a tremendous day," Johnson said. "My wife, my mother, my father have been saying y'all need to get back together. So when everybody called, I said no question we're going to do this. And just to sit across from you and relive those moments of fun, excellence, working hard, dreaming big. Who sits up at 19 or 21 dreaming of stuff we wanted to do and now we are here doing it.
"You are my brother. Let me apologize if I hurt you, that we haven't been together and God is good to bring us back together."
Check out the clip below.