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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's Son -- Half The Man I Used to Be ... Drops 100+ Pounds!!!

Magic Johnson's Son
Half The Man I Used to Be ... Drops 100+ Pounds!!!

WOW!!!!  Check out Magic Johnson's son EJ Johnson ... showing off his physique this week after dropping more than 100 POUNDS over the past year!  The "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" star… READ MORE >

Magic Johnson -- HILLARY CLINTON FOR PREZ!!!

Magic Johnson
HILLARY CLINTON FOR PREZ!!!

Hillary Clinton's already got one MAJOR celebrity supporter -- Magic Johnson ... who says he's FIRED UP that HRC is gunning for the White House.  Johnson is staunch Democrat -- who supported… READ MORE >

- 52 days ago
Magic Johnson -- Don't Be a Crybaby, Kanye ... Friends Can't Always Win

Magic Johnson
Don't Be a Crybaby, Kanye ... Friends Can't Always Win

Memo to Kanye West from Magic Johnson: Quit whining at award shows -- it's NOT always about your friends taking home EVERY trophy! Magic was out in NYC today when we asked him about… READ MORE >

- 115 days ago
Magic Johnson -- Steve Ballmer Can Dance ... Better Moves Than Me!!!

Magic Johnson
Steve Ballmer Can Dance!! Better Moves Than Me!

It got all "Stomp the Yard" in the Staples Center last night ... when Clippers owner Steve Ballmer busted out some EPIC dance moves during the game ... and Magic Johnson LOVED IT!!!It all went… READ MORE >

- 147 days ago
Magic Johnson's Daughter -- I Think My Dad's Handling Dodgers Loss Well ... 'I Don't Really Watch Baseball'

Magic Johnson's Daughter
I THINK DAD'S HANDLING DODGERS LOSS WELL 'I Don't Really Watch Baseball'

Another reason to love Magic Johnson: He's not forcing his kids to watch baseball -- even though he OWNS the Dodgers ... so says Magic's daughter Elisa. The 19-year-old was out at a birthday… READ MORE >

- 234 days ago
Magic and Doc -- DONALD WHO? ... Hit Baseball Game with New Clips Owner

Magic and Doc
DONALD WHO? Hit Baseball Game with New Clips Owner

Here's a photo of the new L.A. Clippers owner in a public photo with TWO black people. Take THAT Donald Sterling! Steve Ballmer hit up the L.A. Dodgers game with Magic Johnson and… READ MORE >

- 288 days ago
NBA Superstars -- Mission to Israel ... Cancelled

NBA Superstars
Mission to Israel ... Cancelled

Russell Westbrook and Derrick Rose were among a group of NBA superstars set to travel to Israel to support a basketball team co-owned by Amare Stoudemire -- but TMZ Sports has learned the… READ MORE >

- 302 days ago
Magic Johnson On Donald Sterling Ruling ... I'M ALL SMILES!

Magic Johnson
On Sterling Ruling ... I'M ALL SMILES!

Magic Johnson says he has "no ill-feelings" toward Donald Sterling -- but he sure as hell flashed a HUUUUGE smile when asked how he felt about the Clippers getting a new owner. Johnson was at… READ MORE >

- 309 days ago
Magic Johnson & Samuel L. Jackson -- Plaid Mother F***ers!

Magic & Samuel L.
Plaid Mother F***ers!

Vacation buddies Magic Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson are starting to dress alike ... walking around Portofino, Italy in matching plaid shorts. The Johnsons and the Jacksons do Europe together… READ MORE >

- 343 days ago
Magic Johnson -- Give Johnny Manziel a Chance ... Let The Man Party!!!

Magic Johnson
Give Johnny Manziel a Chance ... It's OK to Party!!!

Johnny Manziel has some serious firepower on his side -- Magic Johnson ... who tells TMZ Sports he's not concerned about JM's party lifestyle ... saying, "He knows what he's doing."Magic was out… READ MORE >

- 357 days ago

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