Watching Jeanie and Magic talking on Spectrum yesterday, it was weird that Jeanie described the beginning of the whole thing as her break up with Phil. Anybody else felt the same way?
As much as I've followed this team throughout my life, I had somehow never heard this story about her being at the Forum when Magic was introduced in 1979, and that they have been close friends ever since.
It sounded a bit uncomfortable, given what we know about Dr. Buss, and Magic, and to a lesser extent, Jeannie.
Of course, I believe this is Ramona who is bringing this part of the story up. And Ramona loves to cover those "softer", more "intimate" angles.
It's entirely possible that nobody really cared before, and that Ramona wanted to take this piece and run with up to help concoct her "6' 9" bronze shield" theory.