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The Announcement (2012)

Director: Nelson George

There are a ton of movies about players overcoming everything to rise to the top. But what happens when you're already at the top and are forced into retirement because of a disease? The powerful documentary, The Announcement, explores just that.

During the peak of his career, Magic Johnson contracted the AIDS virus and retired from the NBA. The film captures the fear people had of the virus in 1991—many of his own teammates considered him a "dead man walking," and fans were aghast by the news—and how Johnson rose above it and became an inspiration. 

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