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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
Brangelina Split Didn't Kill Love ... There's Still Hope

Leave it to Magic Johnson to make you feel better about Angelina Jolie calling it quits with Brad Pitt -- in fact, he's still hoping they can work things out. Magic turned… READ MORE >

Magic & Cookie Johnson -- Star-Studded Anniversary Party ... LL Cool J, Smokey Robinson, Pat Riley (PHOTO GALLERY)

Magic & Cookie Johnson
Star-Studded Anniversary Party LL, Smokey & Pat Riley

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- 24 days ago
Magic Johnson -- I Hope Kobe's the Next 'Magic' ... 'Keep Doing Great Things' (VIDEO)

Magic Johnson
I Hope Kobe's the Next 'Magic' 'Keep Doing Great Things'

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- 39 days ago
Magic Johnson -- House Party for Hillary Clinton ... With Sam Jackson! (PHOTOS + VIDEO)

Magic Johnson
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- 39 days ago
Steve Harvey, Magic, Samuel L. -- Yachta, Yachta, Yachta

Steve Harvey, Magic, Samuel L.
Yachta, Yachta, Yachta

Steve Harvey, Samuel L. Jackson, Magic Johnson and their wives are spending an awesome 4th where people don't even celebrate the holiday. The trio luxuriated on a giant yacht with a Cavs flag in… READ MORE >

- 89 days ago
Magic Johnson -- I Don't Hate Trump ... We Can Be Friends After Hillary Wins (VIDEO)

Magic Johnson
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- 134 days ago
Magic Johnson -- Dwight Howard's Wrong ... I Never Dashed His NBA Dreams

Magic Johnson
Dwight Howard's Wrong I Never Dashed His NBA Dreams

Magic Johnson says Dwight Howard is lying -- telling TMZ Sports he NEVER told DH that he had no chance of making it to the NBA back when he was in 10th grade.  Howard made the claims Tuesday… READ MORE >

- 143 days ago
Magic Johnson -- LeBron Can Be Better Than MJ ... In 'Space Jam'

Magic Johnson
LeBron Can Be Better Than MJ ... In 'Space Jam'

Good news for LeBron James ... he's got Magic Johnson's vote of confidence when it comes to taking over the 'Space Jam' franchise -- with Magic saying he thinks he can be BETTER than MJ. … READ MORE >

- 145 days ago
Magic Johnson -- Lakers Should Go After LeBron

Magic Johnson
Lakers Should Go After LeBron

Can you picture LeBron James in L.A.?  Magic Johnson says he can ... and has now called for the Lakers to start pursuing LeBron in case he decides to bolt from Cleveland.  Johnson went… READ MORE >

- 152 days ago
Magic Johnson -- 'Devastated By Passing Of Good Friend Prince'

Magic Johnson
'Devastated By Passing Of Good Friend Prince'

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- 163 days ago

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