Former NBA players Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas, who’d been at odds since the early 90s, ended a decades-long feud during NBA TV‘s Players Only Monthly special that aired this week.
“You are my brother. Let me apologize to you if I hurt you, that we haven’t been together. God is good to bring us back together,” Johnson told Thomas who sat across from him as he reflected on their previous friendship and distance.
It was a tearful exchange.
Johnson and Thomas’ feud stems back to 1991 when Johnson announced his retirement and HIV diagnosis. Though Thomas denies it, Johnson wrote in his When the Game Was Ours book that Thomas “questioned his sexuality and that several players did not want him [Thomas] on the original ‘Dream Team’ that easily won Olympic gold.” Thomas, however, says he felt a shift in their relationship when they started competing against each other in the NBA Finals between 1988 ad 1989.
Putting all egos aside nearly 30 years later, the two revealed just how much they actually missed each other and the world got watch two of the greatest point guards win again. Together.
Won’t God do it?!