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No. 2: Magic Johnson

Magic turned Hollywood inside out by preaching selflessness to the selfish. He made the assist more exciting than a basket with an infectious, no-look flair that initially shocked, but then resurrected and humanized Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Magic won five titles by taking fun very seriously, then exhibited grace, dignity and courage after his HIV disclosure.Los Angeles Times
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