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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 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 >

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 >

- 131 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 >

- 145 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 >

- 152 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 >

- 186 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 >

- 200 days ago
Magic Johnson -- If I Steal a Franchise ... IT WON'T BE THE CLIPPERS!

Magic Johnson
If I Steal a Franchise IT WON'T BE THE CLIPPERS!

Magic Johnson would NEVER, EVER steal the Clippers ... hell no ... because if he WAS gonna steal a franchise, Magic tells us he'd go after the Lakers instead!!! Magic just called into "TMZ… READ MORE >

- 230 days ago
Magic Johnson -- DONALD STERLING NEEDS HELP ... We Should Pray for Him

Magic Johnson
DONALD STERLING NEEDS HELP We Should Pray for Him

Magic Johnson has finally responded to Donald Sterling's vicious attack -- telling us the disgraced Clippers owner is deeply troubled ... and is in desperate need of help. Johnson just… READ MORE >

- 230 days ago
Magic Johnson: Donald Sterling Wanted Me as a Prop For Barbara Walters Interview

Magic Johnson
Sterling Wanted Me as a Prop For Barbara Walters

Magic Johnson did NOT call Donald Sterling to lull him into silence after TMZ Sports released the audio ... it was Donald who called Magic ... trying to use him as a prop for a Barbara Walters… READ MORE >

- 230 days ago
Donald Sterling -- Blasts Magic for 'Having AIDS' ... 'He Should Be Ashamed'

Donald Sterling
Blasts Magic For 'Having AIDS' 'He Should Be Ashamed'

Donald Sterling says Magic Johnson is a bad example for the children of L.A. because of what he did to "get A.I.D.S." back in the '90s ... and says he should be ashamed of himself. Sterling… READ MORE >

- 230 days ago

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