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Magic Johnson Outraged at Talk-Radio about him Faking AIDS

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by CheezeyBoy22, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. CheezeyBoy22

    CheezeyBoy22 Contributing Member

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    MINNEAPOLIS -- A Minneapolis radio station says it will air public service announcements on HIV/AIDS after a pair of talk hosts accused Magic Johnson of faking AIDS.

    KTLK's Chris Baker and Langdon Perry made the remarks during Baker's conservative talk show on Wednesday. After Johnson condemned the statements, the station said Friday it regretted "some off-hand remarks" by the pair.

    The exchange came up after a caller complained about demands on workers.


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    "The fact that they would make jokes about my status is unbelievable," Magic Johnson said in a statement about a Minneapolis talk radio show's comments.
    Perry responded by asking about treatable diseases that a person can live with for a long time "if you just get some basic drugs."

    Baker responded, "Like Magic Johnson?"

    Perry replied, "Like Magic with his faked AIDS. Magic faked AIDS."


    Baker said, "You think Magic faked AIDS for sympathy?"

    Perry replied, "I'm convinced that Magic faked AIDS."

    "Me too," Baker said.

    Johnson issued a statement Thursday saying he was "outraged that Chris Baker and Langdon Perry would minimize such a serious and deadly issue."

    "Millions are dying from HIV/AIDS, and the fact that they would make jokes about my status is unbelievable," Johnson said. "Chris, Langdon and KTLK should use their power in a more positive light by encouraging people to get tested for this disease instead of making up such ridiculous lies."

    Johnson was diagnosed with HIV in 1991 and retired from the NBA at 32.


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  2. tinman

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    Magic doesn't have AIDs, he has HIV. It hasn't turned into AIDS since he's super rich and gets the best drugs.
     
  3. BrooksBall

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    Worse yet, the girl Magic got HIV from "faked it" when they did it.
     
  4. mazyar

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    sweet lol

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  5. Jturbofuel

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    Magic would give up his NBA career for sympathy is a crazy accusation for anyone to say. I would sue this guy for slander if I was Magic. I know he doesn't need the money its just the to teach the dude a lesson.
     
  6. yobod

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    Chris Baker is completely worthless. Anybody who actually listens to his show is also completely worthless.
     
  7. ClutchCityReturns

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    What a couple of nimrods.
     
  8. DarkHorse

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    This has "fixed it for you" written all over it, but I decided to take the high road.
     
  9. DPballer

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    He was injected with loads of his cash that was grinded down in a blender.
     
  10. durvasa

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    Crap ... I posted this in D&D just now. I didn't notice this thread.
     
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