Magic Trick: The Appearing Bird Have you ever heard of the Masked Magician? With the television series Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed, the so-called Masked Magician (Val Valentino) revealed secret after secret of the magicians repertoire. Valentino creates “the magic” then proceeds to reveal the reality of the illusions before a captivated television audience. Dec 31, · Magic’s team won that game, and they went on to be rivals on respective coasts in the NBA—Johnson for the Showtime Los Angeles Lakers and Bird for the blue collar Boston Celtics. May 20, · The Hall of Fame center — who was part of the Big 3 with Larry Bird and Kevin McHale that led the Boston Celtics to titles in , 19— also said he preferred Bird’s leadership.