During his playing years, Magic Johnson was regarded as one of the toughest players to defend in the league. The best of the best.

His skill set was unheard of, being a 6-foot-9 athlete who can play the point guard position. He was named MVP three times and an All-Star 12 times in his stellar career.

But on November 7, 1991, he surprised the basketball world when he announced his retirement at the age of 33, and admitted he was forced to do it because he was tested positive for HIV.

25 years after, that moment is still remembered by many including L.A Clippers guard Jamal Crawford, who looked up to Johnson growing up. He recently took to Twitter and recalled how he found out his basketball hero is hanging up his sneakers for good.

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Even if he retired earlier than he should, Johnson has remained as an active figure in basketball, particularly in the NBA. He is also a successful businessman and is living without showing signs of being sick.

Crawford could not have said it any better that it's been amazing, especially seeing Magic Johnson living his life to the fullest up to this day.