Were you expecting anyone else?
From the day these two met in the 1979 NCAA Championship Game, we knew they were special.
And oh boy were they; in my book, they're tied for the title of second greatest player of all time right behind Michael Jordan.
There rivalry saved basketball. No ifs, ands, or buts.
Coming out of the post-Bill Walton era which was dominated by the Lakers and Celtics, basketball was declining in popularity in America.
They so desperately needed a kick, and the feud between Magic and Larry, who played for, wouldn't you know it, the Lakers and Celtics, gave them a boot.
They won three MVP trophies each and met in the Finals on what seemed like a yearly basis.
These guys were rivals and were saving the NBA, and they knew it.
They knew that they needed to sell their rivalry and all the commercials and shoe deals they did were the perfect way to do it.
It also helped that they very well might have been the two most competitive players in NBA history.
These guys wanted to show each other up, and that's what made them great.
Earvin Magic and Larry Legend are basketball immortals, and if it were up to me I would rename the National Basketball Hall of Fame, "The House that Magic and Larry Built."