Larry Bird Looms Large Over Magic Johsnon

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The two NBA greats played opposite each other in the college championship game in 1979. Johnson's Michigan State team beat Bird's Indiana State. Now Indiana State plans a 15-foot-tall statue of Larry Bird. It would be larger than any existing statue of Magic Johnson.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Finally, Larry Bird looms larger than Magic Johnson. The two players fought a famous rivalry in the '80s. Bird's Celtics and Johnson's Lakers battled for NBA titles again and again. But one thing could never change. In the college championship game in 1979, Johnson's Michigan State beat Bird's Indiana State. Now, Indiana State plans a 15-foot tall statue of Larry Bird, larger than any existing statue of Magic Johnson. It's MORNING EDITION.

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