Magic Johnson Faked Aids Says KTLK Radio Show Hosts Chris Baker And Langdon Perry

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nba legend magic johnson accused by ktlk radio show hosts chris baker and langdon perry of faking aids NBA legend Earvin Johnson, Jr. popularly known as Magic Johnson was faking AIDS according to remarks made by two hosts of a conservation radio show on minneapolis based readio station KTLK. The hosts of the show were Chris Baker and Langdon Perry and they made the remarks about Magic faking AIDS while discussing a question with a caller on the show.

According to mediamatters, this is what happened on the show:

During the program, a caller stated: “What you run into is — you run into this idea, the same way that in education we want to make all the dumb people smart even though it’s impossible — their IQ limits them — and we’re going to spend all this money to try to do something that’s impossible. And you — it’s a waste of time, and you get frustrated employees, frustrated workers with all these demands to do something they can’t possibly do.” Perry replied: “What about diseases that are eminently treatable and you can live with for a long, long time quite healthily if you just get some basic drugs?” Baker interjected, “like Magic Johnson,” to which Perry replied, “Like Magic with his faked AIDS.” After Baker asked, “You think Magic faked AIDS for sympathy?” Perry stated, “I’m convinced that Magic faked AIDS.” Baker replied, “Yeah, me too.” Perry added: “It falls apart when you get into motivation. I’m not sure why, but I’m pretty sure he faked AIDS. … Cause he’s the only cured AIDS guy ever.”

This was absolutely unwarranted and low class talk from the radio show hosts. Magic has been heavily involved in AIDS awareness programs through his Magic Johnson Foundation. Moreover, Magic never said he had AIDS!! He only said he had the HIV virus that can cause AIDS. There is a huge difference between being HIV positive and having AIDS. Magic was not mad and did not want to make this a big issue. His response was

“We can’t have people out here making false statements and putting out bad information, because this battle is too big when it comes to HIV and AIDS,” Johnson told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.

“I poured my life into it and a lot of other people have poured their life into it, into getting out the right information so people can protect themselves and know what HIV and AIDS is all about.”

Johnson called the remarks “so stupid,” and said he hadn’t heard from the station. He also wants the hosts to keep their jobs.

Magic Johnson was diagnosed with the HIV virus in 1991 when he was playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. He abruptly retired during that year and then made two comebacks before finally hanging up his boots in 1996. He was inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002 and was rated by ESPN as the greatest NBA point guard of all time.

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