1. Magic Returns

Year and Host City: 1992, Orlando

Right before the start of the 1991-92 NBA season, Magic Johnson tested positive for HIV and abruptly ended his professional career. However, Magic made a surprise return to the court to play in that year's All-Star Game after being voted in by the fans. Even though some NBA players stressed their concerns over possibly contracting the virus, Johnson still laced up his high-tops and showed why he's called "Magic." After leading the West to a 153–113 win, he was awarded the All-Star MVP having racked up 25 points with 9 assists and 5 rebounds.

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