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Born: August 14, 1959 (age 56) 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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The most absurd tidbits from Us Weekly's '25 things you didn't know about me' column

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Who do you blame for the Dodgers' TV situation? (poll)

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Videos for Magic Johnson

News video: Magic Johnson -- I'm Seein' 'Straight Outta Compton' For My Birthday!

Magic Johnson -- I'm Seein' 'Straight Outta Compton' For My Birthday! 01:47

Magic Johnson is a legend in Los Angeles, so it's only fitting he spends his 56th birthday watching the biopic of a few other L.A. legends ... "Straight Outta Compton."
Source: TMZ - 3 weeks ago

News video: Magic Johnson Shows His Loyalty to Tom Brady

Magic Johnson Shows His Loyalty to Tom Brady 01:03

Magic Johnson refuses to watch Patriot Games until Tom Brady is back.
Source: AOL.RISE - 3 weeks ago

News video: Anthony Davis -- Reality TV Ain't My Bag ... But Get Magic On 'Celebrity Apprentice' Now!

Anthony Davis -- Reality TV Ain't My Bag ... But Get Magic On 'Celebrity Apprentice' Now! 01:57

Donald Trump's loss is Magic Johnson's gain ... according to NBA star Anthony Davis who's throwing his sizeable support behind Magic for the now available "Celebrity Apprentice" host position.
Source: TMZ - on July 24, 2015

News video: Magic Johnson's Mega-Yacht -- $500k To Ride ... Per Week

Magic Johnson's Mega-Yacht -- $500k To Ride ... Per Week 01:03

You know that INSANE mega-yacht Magic Johnson's been cruising on during his fancy European vacation??? It rents for more than $500k PER WEEK ... TMZ Sports has learned.The boat is called Amadeus .....
Source: wochit - on July 21, 2015

News video: Magic Johnson Yachting And Working Out!

Magic Johnson Yachting And Working Out! 00:54

Magic Johnson posted photos of himself getting a workout in, but not in just some boring gym! He’s actually working out on the deck of a yacht while in the South Of France!
Source: TMZ - on July 20, 2015

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Chris Brown owns 14 Burger Kings

chris brown owns 14 burger kingsPeyton Manning, Kanye West, Magic Johnson, Rick Ross, Jimmy Buffett, and Hank Aaron also own fast food joints.
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Dole Food CEO, former top exec ordered to pay $148M

A Delaware judge on Thursday ordered 92-year-old Dole Food CEO David Murdock and a former top lieutenant to pay $148 million in damages for misleading directors and shareholders in a deal that took the..
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Magic Johnson on Darryl Dawkins' death: 'I couldn't wait to see Darryl at every NBA All-Star Weekend. He was always the life of the party!' - @MagicJohnson

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