Earvin "Magic" Johnson is one of if not the greatest basketball players in NBA history. He was given the nickname "Magic" as a 15 year-old high school player by a sports writer after seeing Johnson play for the first time. He scored 36 points while grabbing 16 rebounds…more
Magic was the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double in the playoffs (13 points, 12 rebounds, 16 assists) in 1980.
Some of Magic's inspirations have been Bob Cousy and Oscar Robertson.
Magic wrote a book, What you can do to avoid AIDS.
He anounced he was HIV-Positive in 1991.
He played for 13 years in the NBA.
He was the tallest point guard in league history.
High School: Everett (Lansing)
Weight: 255 lbs
One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996).
Olympic gold medalist (1992)
All-Star MVP (1990, '92)
He is a 12-time All-Star.
All-NBA Second Team (1982)
He was #32.
He has his own basketball camp.
He is a nine-time All-NBA First Team (1983-91)
NBA MVP (1987, '89, '90);
NBA Finals MVP (1980, '82, '87)
NBA champion (1980, '82, '85, '87, '88)
He was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002.
Retired, 11/7/91; Activated, 1/29/96; Retired, 5/14/96.
He went to college at Michigan State.
He was drafted by the LA Lakers in 1979, retired in 1991, and played again from 1995-1996.
He was given the nickname "Magic" for his unbelievable passing skills with a basketball.
He is reportedly worth $600 million.
Magic: At the time [I was diagnosed], it was a white man's gay disease, now it's basically a black person's disease. As we sit here, the cases are over 60 to 65 percent. It's the number one killer of black women in New York, and we're talking about [ages] 18-35.