Athlete(s): Magic Johnson
Year: 1992
Complex Says: Only a few months after his HIV announcement, Magic Johnson appeared in Michael Jackson's music video for "Remember the Time." Though Magic only appears as one of Pharaoh's guards, his speaking cameo in the multi-million dollar short film was a win for sports heads everywhere. Side bar: From music videos to ballers, doesn't it seem like everything was a bit better in the '90s? Except for technology (a.k.a. free porn on the Interwebs), of course.