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Magic Johnson

Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). 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 "Dream Team", the U.S. basketball team that won the

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Magic Johnson -- Calls BS on HIV Myths ... I Don't Have a Magic Cure

Magic Johnson
Calls BS on HIV Myths I Don't Have a Magic Cure

​Magic Johnson is FINALLY setting the record straight about his battle with HIV -- revealing he is NOT cured, he's NOT taking special medication ... and he's definitely not seeing any Kenyan… READ MORE >

Mark Cuban -- WNBA Is a GREAT Investment ... for Magic Johnson

Mark Cuban
WNBA Is a GREAT Investment ... for Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson is going to SAVE the WNBA ... or at least the L.A. Sparks ... so says Mark Cuban who tells us if there's anyone who bring the team back from financial ruin, it's their new celebrity… READ MORE >

- 70 days ago
Magic Johnson -- I'm Proud My Son's a 'Rich Kid' ... He's Gonna Be a Huge TV Star

Magic Johnson
I'm Proud My Son's a 'Rich Kid' He's Gonna Be a Huge TV Star

Magic Johnson's son EJ is BLOWING UP as a reality star on "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" ... and the NBA legend tells TMZ Sports he couldn't be PROUDER!!! In fact, Magic says he thinks the shameless… READ MORE >

- 72 days ago
Magic Johnson -- RIPS Dennis Rodman ... You're a Pathetic Traitor

Magic Johnson
RIPS Dennis Rodman You're a Pathetic Traitor

It's not often you hear Magic Johnson talkin' smack -- so when the NBA legend blasted Dennis Rodman on national TV this week ... you know he's gotta be really mad. Magic appeared on "The Tonight… READ MORE >

- 82 days ago
Magic Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson Party At First Lady's 50th Birthday

Magic and Samuel L
We Dance Old School At First Lady's 50th!

Magic Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson were hoping for a throw-back shindig as they went to The White House Saturday night for Michelle Obama's 50th BD.Sam intro'd Magic to Barack Obama and Michelle… READ MORE >

- 91 days ago
Magic Johnson Settles 'Red Vines' Lawsuit

Magic Johnson
SETTLES 'Red Vines' Lawsuit

Magic Johnson will NOT have to defend himself in court against a former employee who claims he bullied her over fresh snacks, because TMZ has learned the case has settled.Magic was sued by Lanita… READ MORE >

- 177 days ago
Magic Johnson -- Dodgers Get Party Pass ... Even If They Sucked Last Night

Magic Johnson
Dodgers Get Party Pass Even If They Sucked Last Night

It doesn't matter if they played like crap last night (and lost to the sorry ass Marlins), the Dodgers can GO CLUBBIN' all they want, as long as they stay in first place ... so says Magic Johnson.… READ MORE >

- 243 days ago
Magic Johnson SWATTED -- But Cops Smelled B.S.

Magic Johnson
SWATTED But Cops Smelled B.S.

Magic Johnson has just been swatted ... but this one is RADICALLY different from all the others ... because the LAPD is clearly hip to the prank now ... TMZ has learned.Someone placed the… READ MORE >

- 352 days ago
Mark Cuban -- I'd Be HONORED If 1st Gay Player Was On My Team

Mark Cuban
I'd Be HONORED If 1st Gay Player Was On My Team

It's only a matter of time before an active NBA player comes out as gay ... so says Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban who tells TMZ he would be honored if the player was a member of his team.… READ MORE >

- 381 days ago
Magic Johnson Tells All -- Gay Son, Black Hatred & Closeted Athletes Coming Out

Magic Johnson Tells All
Gay Son, Black Hatred & Closeted Athletes Coming Out

Magic Johnson has never talked about it before ... but he wanted to open up about his gay son and the implications that Earvin Johnson III's coming out will have in the black community, in the… READ MORE >

- 381 days ago

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