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

Magic Johnson
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- 54 days ago
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- 65 days ago
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Magic Johnson
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- 83 days ago
NBA's Devean George -- My Housing Mission Is Complete ... Yo Magic, You Want In On This? (VIDEO)

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Former Laker Devean George's dream of providing affordable housing to the masses is a reality ... and now he wants a little help from the biggest Laker of all, Magic Johnson, to keep the train… READ MORE >

- 104 days ago
Magic Johnson -- I'm Done with Pacquiao ... 'Won't Watch Another Fight'

Magic Johnson
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- 128 days ago
Magic Johnson -- I Like Trump's Hotels ... BUT I'M STILL TEAM HILLARY (VIDEO)

Magic Johnson
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- 136 days ago
Magic Johnson -- Oscars Screwed Black People ... Will, Idris, Sam

Magic Johnson
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- 162 days ago

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