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Magic Johnson

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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WRAPUP 1 -Cricket-Magic Johnson inspires Australia to second test win

Dec 20 (Reuters) - Mitchell Johnson's brilliance with both bat and ball inspired Australia to a four-wicket second test victory over India and an unassailable 2-0 series lead at the Gabba in Brisbane..
Reuters India 2 days ago

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The Original Cast Of 'The Real World' Reunites in New York 22 Years Later (VIDEO)

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Huffington Post 3 days ago

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News video: Bill Clinton Brags About Granddaughter Charlotte, Says She's Already in the ''95th Percentile''

Bill Clinton Brags About Granddaughter Charlotte, Says She's Already in the ''95th Percentile'' 01:05

Bill Clinton already has big plans for his granddaughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky! The former president spoke at Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year gala this week to honor Little League..
Source: wochit - 2 weeks ago

News video: 2014 Sportsman of the Year: Magic Johnson's History with Sports Illustrated

2014 Sportsman of the Year: Magic Johnson's History with Sports Illustrated 02:07

Los Angeles Lakers legend Ervin "Magic" Johnson recounts his history with Sports Illustrated.
Source: Sports Illustrated - 2 weeks ago

News video: Lakers Won’t Need to Lose on Purpose

Lakers Won’t Need to Lose on Purpose 02:33

Hall of Fame basketball writer Mark Heisler sits down with CineSport’s Noah Coslov to talk about Magic Johnson’s comments about the Lakers needing to lose every game and Kobe Bryant's response.
Source: CineSport - 2 weeks ago

News video: Magic Johnson: 'I Hope Lakers Lose Every Game'

Magic Johnson: 'I Hope Lakers Lose Every Game' 02:06

Magic Johnson says he does not want the Los Angeles Lakers to win another game this season, but for good reason. Magic says he's rooting for his former team to tank and tank big. "I hope the Lakers..
Source: The Fumble - 2 weeks ago

News video: Magic Johnson Supports Athlete Demonstrations

Magic Johnson Supports Athlete Demonstrations 01:03

Basketball legend Earvin 'Magic' Johnson says it makes him happy to see professional athletes showing solidarity with protestors. (Dec.9)
Source: Associated Press - 2 weeks ago

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The Wrap 5 days ago

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Huffington Post 5 days ago

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Oprah Defends Pascal over Racist Comments--but Slammed Sterling

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Breitbart 1 week ago

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Bryant passes Jordan for third on all-time scoring list

bryant passes jordan for third on all-time scoring listMinneapolis (AFP) - Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant passed NBA icon Michael Jordan on Sunday for third on the league's all-time scoring list -- and lifted his team to a victory. Bryant, a..
Business Insider 1 week agoAlso reported by •Huffington Post


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