When March Went Mad: The Game That Transformed Basketball
The dramatic story of how two legendary players burst on the scene in an NCAA championship that gave birth to modern basketball.
Thirty years ago, college basketball was not the sport we know today. Few games were televised nationally and the NCAA tournament had just expanded from thirty-two to forty teams. Into this world came two exceptional players: Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird. Though they played each other only once, in the 1979 NCAA finals, that meeting launched an epic rivalry, transformed the NCAA tournament into the multi million-dollar event it is today, and laid the groundwork for the resurgence of the NBA.
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