Magic Johnson Biography

Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 13 seasons. After winning championships in high school and college, Johnson was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA Draft by the Lakers. He won a championship and an NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in his rookie season, and won four more championships with the Lakers during the 1980s. Johnson retired abruptly in 1991 after announcing that he had contracted HIV, but returned to play in the 1992 All-Star Game, winning the All-Star MVP Award. After protests from his fellow players, he retired again for four years, but returned in 1996, at age 36, to play 32 games for the Lakers before retiring for the third and final time.

Johnson's career achievements include three NBA MVP Awards, nine NBA Finals appearances, twelve All-Star games, and ten All-NBA First and Second Team nominations. He led the league in regular-season assists four times, and is the NBA's all-time leader in average assists per game, at 11.2. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Magic Johnson
Full Name:
Earvin Johnson
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Talk show host, Basketball player, Actor, Film Producer, Athlete, Entrepreneur, Television producer, Basketball Coach
Ethnicity:
African American
Religion:
Christianity
Date of Birth:
August 14, 1959 (59)
Astrological Sign:
Marriages
Magic Johnson Timeline
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"Magic Johnson." Bio. The HistoryHop.com website, 2019. Web. 26 Jun 2019.

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