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Reminder: “Magic & Bird” Doc Debuts Tonight

The HBO documentary “Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals” debuts tonight at 8 p.m. on (duh) HBO.

Here’s the official movie Web site, and here’s a very nice review by Celtics Hub reader Marko Anderson. (That post also has links to reviews on Ball Don’t Lie and elsewhere).

The Baseline (the Sporting News NBA blog) has a Q-and-A today with Ezra Edelman, the film’s producer. An excerpt (the full q-and-a is worth your time):

SN: What is something new viewers are likely to learn?

EE: I came in a big sports fan and basketball fan, and I thought ‘I don’t know much about Larry.’ I don’t know how many people know about his dad, his dad’s suicide, or how just the depths of the poverty that was around him. Then there’s Bird himself, and the mystique surrounding him. From traveling to French Lick, you get more of a sense of his inner life.