Happy birthday to one of the great guys in the history of professional sports.
Back in the days when I was a die-hard Laker fan, he supplanted Jerry West as my all-time favorite basketball player.
I saw the game on TV, when he played all five positions in game 6 at Philly to help the Lakers win their first title of the 80's...maybe the greatest thing I've ever seen still in sports.
A great player, ambassador, part owner, and what he has done to help revive the inner city of Los Angeles as a businessman is remarkabke too.
Yes, he's had his foibles - but he's even given hope, I would imagine, to lots of HIV patients with the way he handled himself there.
I'd take Magic over Jordan or anybody else in the history of the NBA.
Happy 50th Birthday Magic!!!