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Born: August 14, 1959 (age 55) in Lansing

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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.


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Embracing the Reproductive Rights of HIV-affected Couples: It's Time

Pinned to the bulletin board over my desk is a birth announcement with stunning photos and the quote, "I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him - 1 Samuel 1:27." Next to..
Huffington Post 3 days ago

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Magic Johnson returns to the Forum -- as a music fan

Former Lakers star Magic Johnson will set foot in the Forum in Inglewood on Sunday for the first time since it reopened in January, this time as a fan on hand to catch Frankie Beverly and Maze’s..
L.A. Times 3 days ago

Videos for Magic Johnson

News video: El polémico Donald Sterling deja de ser el dueño de Los Ángeles Clippers

El polémico Donald Sterling deja de ser el dueño de Los Ángeles Clippers 00:45

Steve Ballmer es el nuevo dueño de los Ángles Clippers. El exconsejero delegado de Microsoft ha comprado el equipo de la NBA por unos 1.500 millones de euros. La operación pone fin a las..
Source: EuroNews ES - on August 13, 2014

News video: Byron Scott Joins FOX Sports Live

Byron Scott Joins FOX Sports Live 07:18

New Lakers coach Byron Scott stops by FOX Sports Live.
Source: FOXSports.com - on August 12, 2014

News video: Magic Johnson: Lakers 'chose the right guy'

Magic Johnson: Lakers 'chose the right guy' 01:21

Earvin Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes.
Source: FOXSports.com - on July 30, 2014

News video: Defense the Key for Lakers' Rebuild, Says New Coach Scott

Defense the Key for Lakers' Rebuild, Says New Coach Scott 05:37

With three Los Angeles Lakers greats looking on, newly appointed head coach Byron Scott pledged Tuesday (July 29) to make defense his top priority as he bids to revive the flagging fortunes of one of..
Source: Reuters - Sports - on July 30, 2014

News video: Celebrities Struggle in Prepaid-Card Business

Celebrities Struggle in Prepaid-Card Business 02:21

Celebrities as such Magic Johnson, Lil Wayne and Suze Orman are having a tough time making it big in the prepaid-card business. WSJ's Robin Sidel reports on the News Hub with Sara Murray. Photo: Getty..
Source: Wall Street Journal Live - on July 29, 2014

 
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