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Earvin Johnson the Magic of Basketball

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Earvin Johnson the Magic of Basketball

Orlando, Florida, it's late in the fourth quarter of the 1)1992 All Star game. I can't believe I'm here. Just three months ago I learned I had the HIV virus. As soon as I heard the news I stopped playing basketball. When I announced my retirement1 on November 7 I never even imagined that I would be able to play today. When it became possible, some people were convinced that I wouldn't or that I shouldn't. But the crowd is with me, they're cheering me on, my teammates are making me feel welcome.

I haven't played in a real game all year so I am relieved to see that I haven't lost a step, and I'm loving it, every minute every play, my heart is pounding. I don't want it to end.

The game is almost over now, I've just hit a pair of three pointers and I'm feeling great. Now Isiah Thomas is bring the ball up the court to the 2)East. Isiah's my friend and I can see what he's thinking. Man I shouldn't let you make that last one. He wants to score me, I just know it, I got to shut him down. One of his teammates is in the way I wave him aside. I want it to be just Isiah and me one more time. Suddenly the other eight guys on the court start to melt away and it's just the two of us, Isiah and me, back on the playground. There's nobody else around, before you get the reputation of being really good, you got to go through everybody one on one and show them your best stuff.

The crowd is going crazy. They're loving it, these two warriors2, old friends and tough rivals are going at it again. Now Isiah starts 3)dribbling, the way he always does getting fancy now between the legs behind the back I wave him toward me. "Come on," I'm telling him, "Quite stalling, you gonna make your move or what?" Finally he takes a jump shot, misses everything, the defense3 is too tight, loud cheers from the crowd.

Here comes Michael Jordan bringing up the ball, he's grinning, I want him to. Again I clear everybody out of the way, the crowd is screaming. They love this, I love it too. I'm waiting for Michael to drive to the basket, to fly up with one of his incredible super 4)dunks, but I'm playing him tight and he surprises me, pulls up short for the jumper, 5)clang off the 6)rim4, more noise from the crowd. People ask if these little battles are rehearsed, sorry I'm not that smart, who could have thought this up.

With 30 seconds left in the game I get the ball one last time, I'm about to drive for a lay-up but Isiah's all over me. I toy with him a little, same as he did with me. Now I step back behind the three-point line and throw up a long rainbow. I'm falling back so I have to shoot it a little higher and a little harder than usual, feels good to me and yes swish, another one. The fans are roaring, everybody is stunned5, three three-point shots in a row and this last one was from the next county, who says I can't still play this game?

Fourteen seconds left but nobody picks up the ball, suddenly I'm surrounded 7)mobbed by all the All Stars on both teams, they're showing me their affection, their support and I'm holding back the tears. I don't think I ever felt more 8)exhilarated than I am right now or more loved. Those three-pointers were great, but this incredible ending is the best moment of all...game called on account of hugs.

1) 1992 All Star game 1992年的全明星赛上,“魔术师”约翰逊归入西部全明星队,而下文中的Isiah Thomas和Michael Jordan都是东部全明星队的队员
2) East 这里指东部全明星队
3) dribble6 [5dribl] v.(篮球)运球
4) dunk [dQNk] n.(篮球)扣篮
5) clang [klAN] v. 叮当而过
6) rim [rim] n.(篮球)篮圈
7) mob [mCb] v. 成群结队喧闹地围着
8) exhilarate [i^5zilEreit] v. 使高兴,使愉快




1 retirement TWoxH     
  • She wanted to enjoy her retirement without being beset by financial worries.她想享受退休生活而不必为金钱担忧。
  • I have to put everything away for my retirement.我必须把一切都积蓄起来以便退休后用。
2 warriors 3116036b00d464eee673b3a18dfe1155     
武士,勇士,战士( warrior的名词复数 )
  • I like reading the stories ofancient warriors. 我喜欢读有关古代武士的故事。
  • The warriors speared the man to death. 武士们把那个男子戳死了。
3 defense AxbxB     
  • The accused has the right to defense.被告人有权获得辩护。
  • The war has impacted the area with military and defense workers.战争使那个地区挤满了军队和防御工程人员。
4 rim RXSxl     
  • The water was even with the rim of the basin.盆里的水与盆边平齐了。
  • She looked at him over the rim of her glass.她的目光越过玻璃杯的边沿看着他。
5 stunned 735ec6d53723be15b1737edd89183ec2     
adj. 震惊的,惊讶的 动词stun的过去式和过去分词
  • The fall stunned me for a moment. 那一下摔得我昏迷了片刻。
  • The leaders of the Kopper Company were then stunned speechless. 科伯公司的领导们当时被惊得目瞪口呆。
6 dribble DZTzb     
  • Melted wax dribbled down the side of the candle.熔化了的蜡一滴滴从蜡烛边上流下。
  • He wiped a dribble of saliva from his chin.他擦掉了下巴上的几滴口水。
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