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Magic Johnson

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Born
1959 (61 years old)

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Lansing, Michigan

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6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)

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215 lb (98 kg)

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is an American retired professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) 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. Johnson was a member of the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team ("The Dream Team"), which won the Olympic gold medal in 1992. After leaving the NBA in 1992, Johnson formed the Magic Johnson All-Stars, a barnstorming team that travelled around the world playing exhibition games. Johnson was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996.

Johnson became a two-time inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame—being enshrined in 2002 for his individual career, and again in 2010 as a member of the "Dream Team". He was rated the greatest NBA point guard of all time by ESPN in 2007. His friendship and rivalry with Boston Celtics star Larry Bird, whom he faced in the 1979 NCAA finals and three NBA championship series, are well documented.

Since his retirement, Johnson has been an advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention and safe sex, as well as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, broadcaster and motivational speaker. His public announcement of his HIV-positive status in 1991 helped dispel the stereotype, still widely held at the time, that HIV was a "gay disease" that heterosexuals need not worry about; his bravery in making this announcement was widely commended. Named by Ebony magazine as one of America's most influential black businessmen in 2009, Johnson has numerous business interests, and was a part-owner of the Lakers for several years. Johnson also is part of a group of investors that purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012 and the Los Angeles Sparks in 2014.


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Los Angeles LakersAssistsNBA1995-1996246

Los Angeles LakersBlocksNBA1995-199613

Los Angeles LakersMins PlayedNBA1995-19961,093

Los Angeles LakersPointsNBA1995-1996529

Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1995-1996217

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Los Angeles LakersTurnoversNBA1995-1996115


Los Angeles LakersAppearancesNBA1990-199198

Los Angeles LakersAssistsNBA1990-19911,229

Los Angeles LakersBlocksNBA1990-199117

Los Angeles LakersMins PlayedNBA1990-19913,756

Los Angeles LakersPointsNBA1990-19911,945

Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1990-1991705

Los Angeles LakersStealsNBA1990-1991125

Los Angeles LakersTurnoversNBA1990-1991391


Los Angeles LakersAppearancesNBA1989-199088

Los Angeles LakersAssistsNBA1989-19901,022

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Los Angeles LakersMins PlayedNBA1989-19903,313

Los Angeles LakersPointsNBA1989-19901,992

Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1989-1990579

Los Angeles LakersStealsNBA1989-1990143

Los Angeles LakersTurnoversNBA1989-1990325


Los Angeles LakersAppearancesNBA1988-198991

Los Angeles LakersAssistsNBA1988-19891,153

Los Angeles LakersBlocksNBA1988-198925

Los Angeles LakersMins PlayedNBA1988-19893,404

Los Angeles LakersPointsNBA1988-19891,988

Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1988-1989690

Los Angeles LakersStealsNBA1988-1989165

Los Angeles LakersTurnoversNBA1988-1989365


Los Angeles LakersAppearancesNBA1987-198896

Los Angeles LakersAssistsNBA1987-19881,161

Los Angeles LakersBlocksNBA1987-198817

Los Angeles LakersMins PlayedNBA1987-19883,602

Los Angeles LakersPointsNBA1987-19881,885

Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1987-1988579

Los Angeles LakersStealsNBA1987-1988148

Los Angeles LakersTurnoversNBA1987-1988352


Los Angeles LakersAppearancesNBA1986-198798

Los Angeles LakersAssistsNBA1986-19871,196

Los Angeles LakersBlocksNBA1986-198743

Los Angeles LakersMins PlayedNBA1986-19873,570

Los Angeles LakersPointsNBA1986-19872,301

Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1986-1987643

Los Angeles LakersStealsNBA1986-1987169

Los Angeles LakersTurnoversNBA1986-1987351


Los Angeles LakersAppearancesNBA1985-198686

Los Angeles LakersAssistsNBA1985-19861,118

Los Angeles LakersBlocksNBA1985-198617

Los Angeles LakersMins PlayedNBA1985-19863,119

Los Angeles LakersPointsNBA1985-19861,656

Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1985-1986526

Los Angeles LakersStealsNBA1985-1986140

Los Angeles LakersTurnoversNBA1985-1986318


Los Angeles LakersAppearancesNBA1984-198596

Los Angeles LakersAssistsNBA1984-19851,257

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Los Angeles LakersMins PlayedNBA1984-19853,468

Los Angeles LakersPointsNBA1984-19851,739

Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1984-1985610

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Los Angeles LakersTurnoversNBA1984-1985381


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Los Angeles LakersAssistsNBA1983-19841,159

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Los Angeles LakersMins PlayedNBA1983-19843,404

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Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1983-1984630

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Los Angeles LakersTurnoversNBA1983-1984385


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Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1982-1983811

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Los Angeles LakersAppearancesNBA1980-198140

Los Angeles LakersAssistsNBA1980-1981338

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Los Angeles LakersMins PlayedNBA1980-19811,498

Los Angeles LakersPointsNBA1980-1981849

Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1980-1981361

Los Angeles LakersStealsNBA1980-1981135

Los Angeles LakersTurnoversNBA1980-1981154


Los Angeles LakersAppearancesNBA1979-198093

Los Angeles LakersAssistsNBA1979-1980714

Los Angeles LakersBlocksNBA1979-198047

Los Angeles LakersMins PlayedNBA1979-19803,453

Los Angeles LakersPointsNBA1979-19801,680

Los Angeles LakersReboundsNBA1979-1980764

Los Angeles LakersStealsNBA1979-1980236

Los Angeles LakersTurnoversNBA1979-1980370



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