DETROIT – Two NBA legends - and former friends - came together this week to reconcile their past squabbles.
Detroit Pistons legend Isiah Thomas and Los Angeles Lakers and Michigan State legend Magic Johnson came together recently to apologize to each other for their past issues.
Thomas and Johnson were the best of friends through the 1980s and early 1990s, but their friendship turned tumultuous.
In 1992, Isiah Thomas was left off the U.S. Olympic Basketball team. In a book released by Johnson in 2009, he said, "Isiah killed his own chances when it came to the Olympics. Nobody on that team wanted to play with him."
In the book, Johnson also accused Thomas of spreading a false rumor about Johnson being a homosexual - in wake of Johnson's announcement that he was HIV positive in 1991.
Thomas has always denied those allegations, saying he was "blindsided" by the book when it was released.
ESPN's Jemele Hill has a great write-up on the ordeal from 2009 - read it here.
Watch the Isiah-Magic reunion video below:
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