FILE - In this April 6, 2009 file photo, former NBA players Earvin "Magic" Johnson, right, and Larry Bird laugh at a news conference before the championship game between Michigan State and North Carolina at the men's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament in Detroit. The producers and playwright behind the Broadway play "Lombardi" are planning to go from football to basketball with "Magic/Bird," a new play that will chronicle the lives of Hall of Famers Larry Bird and Earvin "Magic" Johnson.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)

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FILE - In this April 6, 2009 file photo, former NBA players Earvin "Magic" Johnson, right, and Larry Bird laugh at a news conference before the championship game between Michigan State and North Carolina at the men's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament in Detroit. The producers and playwright behind the Broadway play "Lombardi" are planning to go from football to basketball with "Magic/Bird," a new play that will chronicle the lives of Hall of Famers Larry Bird and Earvin "Magic" Johnson. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)