The rivalry between Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson and Larry Bird first garnered national attention during the 1979 NCAA National Championship. Johnson led Michigan State to victory, defeating Bird and Indiana State in the highest rated college basketball game of all time. They moved seamlessly to the NBA, where they reinvigorated their teams. Bird brought life back to the Boston Celtics franchise, while Magic became the star of the Los Angeles Lakers. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird both became household names at the same time, and they spent the next decade as the biggest stars in basketball. They were constantly compared to each other, and their success and failures were always measured against each other. More than three decades after facing off in the NCAA Finals they remain best of friends. Larry Bird and Magic Johnson have both personally signed this 16′ x 20′ photo which will come professionally framed.