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There Is Going to Be a Broadway Play About Larry Bird and Magic Johnson’s Relationship

Well, this is pretty loopy: Playwright Eric Simonson and producers Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, the team behind Lombardi, are working on a Broadway show called Magic/Bird. The Chicago Tribune calls it "a piece telling the 'intertwined life stories' of the basketball greats Larry Bird and Earvin "Magic" Johnson ... [with] the backing of the National Basketball Association. Bird and Johnson will also participate." It'll be on Broadway in 2012. Brian Scalabrine just signed up for acting lessons. [Chicago Tribune via Ball Don't Lie]

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