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10/23/2012

Zwei Basketball-Legenden am Broadway

Ein Bühnenstück über die großen NBA-Rivalen der 80er Jahre, "Magic" Johnson und Larry Bird, weckt die Nostalgie.

von Mirad Odobasic

This undated publicity image provided by Kirmser/Ponturo Group, LLC shows Tug Coker, as Larry Bird, left, and Kevin Daniels, as Earvin "Magic" Johnson, in a scene from "Magic/Bird," a new play opening on Broadway on Wednesday, April 10, 2012. (Foto:Kirmse

Kevin Daniels, from right, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Larry Bird and Tug Coker appear at the curtain call for the opening night performance of the Broadway play "Magic/Bird" in New York, Wednesday, April 11, 2012. (Foto:Charles Sykes/AP/dapd)

Earvin "Magic" Johnson, left, and Larry Bird appear at the curtain call for the opening night performance of the Broadway play "Magic/Bird" in New York, Wednesday, April 11, 2012. (Foto:Charles Sykes/AP/dapd)

Former NBA players Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird attend a party after the premiere of the Broadway play "Magic Bird" in New York April 11, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SPORT BASKETBALL)

Former NBA players Earvin "Magic" Johnson, right, and Larry Bird share a laugh at a news conference before the championship game between Michigan State and North Carolina at the mens NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament Monday, April 6, 2009, in

Earvin "Magic" Johnson (32) is restrained by Los Angeles Lakers teammate Elden Campbell after Johnson was ejected from the game against the Phoenix Suns at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday, April 14, 1996. Johnson was ejected in the second quarter a

Boston Celtics Larry Bird brings the ball up the court against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, in this March 27, 1990 photo. Bird, whose talent and tenacity led the Boston Celtics to three championships and the NBA into a new era of prominence, was el

Earvin "Magic" Johnson, left, and Larry Bird appear at the curtain call for the opening night performance of the Broadway play "Magic/Bird" in New York, Wednesday, April 11, 2012. (Foto:Charles Sykes/AP/dapd)

Larry Bird attends a party after the premier of the Broadway play Magic Bird in New York April 11, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SPORT BASKETBALL)

Retired Los Angeles Lakers star Earvin "Magic" Johnson poses beside a bronze statue likeness of himself during an unveiling ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California February 11, 2004. REUTERS/Jim Ruymen

Former NBA players Earvin "Magic" Johnson (L) and Larry Bird attend a party after the premiere of the Broadway play Magic Bird in New York April 11, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SPORT BASKETBALL)

Former basketball great Magic Johnson, left, greets actor Jack Nicholson at the Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr. boxing match on Saturday, May 5, 2007, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

A fan wearing a Los Angeles Lakers Earvin Magic Johnson basketball jersey (L) stands with a fan wearing a Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Kemp baseball jersey (R) as they attend the Los Angeles Dodgers MLB national league baseball game home opener against the Pi

Indiana Pacers Darren Collison, right, talks with Pacers president Larry Bird during the NBA basketball teams media day in Indianapolis, Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. (Foto:Darron Cummings/AP/dapd)

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