Set Your DVR For ‘Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals’
On Saturday I was able to catch HBO’s fantastic new doc*mentary “Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals,” and was sorry we left it out of Friday’s “Weekend Agenda.” By weaving historic NBA footage with candid interviews of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, the 90-minute film profiles one of the best individual player rivalries in professional sports. Personally, my favorite part occurs during the doc*mentary’s final minutes when a visibly agitated and cranky Bryant Gumbel blows his shit and rants, “One of my pet peeves is when people say, ‘Oh, Michael Jordan saved the NBA.’ Bullshit. Magic and Larry saved the NBA.” If you have On Demand, it’s worth watching right away. If that’s not an option, set your DVR to HBO with this schedule or check it out on Thursday at 7 p.m. The trailer is after the jump.