8. Magic's Return to the All-Star Game, Wins MVP

Date: 2/9/1992

Three months prior, Magic Johnson stunned the sporting world with his retirement due to HIV. But the fans voted him in the All-Star Game as a starter anyway. Controversy ensued about health risks and his eligibility from teammates and opponents alike, but Johnson suited up and put forth the most memorable All-Star MVP performance ever: 25 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists, with several lasting images. It was a proper send off for one of the game's greatest ambassadors. We'd even forgive someone if they called it Magical.