Magic the MVP
There are moments in sports that transcend the game itself, and perhaps, the greatest of these moments in the NBA occurred during the 1992 NBA All-Star Game.
Right before the start of the 1991-92 NBA season, Magic Johnson tested positive for HIV and abruptly ended his professional career.
However, Magic made a surprise return to the court to play in that year's All-Star Game after being voted in by the fans.
Even though some NBA players stressed their concerns over possibly contracting the virus, Johnson still laced up his high-tops and showed why he's called "Magic."
After leading the West to a 153–113 win, he was awarded the All-Star MVP having racked up 25 points with 9 assists and 5 rebounds.
For years, Magic's warmth and enthusiasm for the game was one of his greatest qualities, and to see other players literally embrace him for everything he had done was inspiring.