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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 -- I'm Done with Pacquiao ... 'Won't Watch Another Fight'

Magic Johnson
I'm Done with Pacquiao 'Won't Watch Another Fight'

Magic Johnson is lashing out at Manny Pacquiao -- saying he'll NEVER watch another Pacman fight after he trashed gays as "worse than animals."  The NBA legend went to Twitter and wrote, "I… READ MORE >

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

Magic Johnson
I Like Trump's Hotels ... BUT I'M STILL TEAM HILLARY

It takes more than 1,000 thread count sheets to sway Magic Johnson's presidential loyalty ... cause Mr. Laker says he's 100% voting for Hillary Clinton ... even as he leaves one of Donald Trump's… READ MORE >

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

Magic Johnson
Oscars Screwed Black People ... Will, Idris, Sam

Magic Johnson says he won't sit quietly while the Oscars run a snow job on black people -- claiming there were a BUNCH of black actors who deserved nominations ... including Will Smith.   The… READ MORE >

- 223 days ago
Magic Johnson -- I'm All Mani

Magic Johnson
I'm All Mani

Magic Johnson is a behemoth of a man, with really nice toenails. READ MORE >

- 263 days ago
Magic Johnson -- Calls Out Charlie Sheen ... We Should Team Up to Fight HIV

Magic Johnson
Calls Out Charlie Sheen We Should Team Up to Fight HIV

Magic Johnson is putting Charlie Sheen on the spot -- saying now that he's gone public about having HIV, they should work TOGETHER to help educate people about it. READ MORE >

- 282 days ago
Tracy Morgan -- Head Knickerbocker In Charge (Video)

Tracy Morgan
Head Knickerbocker In Charge

Tracy Morgan got one helluva of a "welcome back" moment at the Knicks game Sunday -- getting huge props from Kobe and Magic ... and the GAME BALL from the Knicks!!  READ MORE >

- 290 days ago
Magic Johnson -- I'm Seein' 'Straight Outta Compton' For My Birthday! (VIDEO)

Magic Johnson
I'm Seein' 'Straight Outta Compton' For My Birthday!

Magic Johnson is a legend in Los Angeles, so it's only fitting he spends his 56th birthday watching the biopic of a few other L.A. legends ... "Straight Outta Compton." The incomparable Laker had… READ MORE >

- 377 days ago
Dennis Rodman -- Black Celebs Wanted ... to Support Hulk Hogan

Dennis Rodman
Black Celebs Wanted ... To Support Hulk Hogan

Dennis Rodman's not only standing up for Hulk Hogan ... he's desperately trying to get together a squad of famous African-Americans to vouch for Hulk NOT being a racist.    Rodman says… READ MORE >

- 398 days ago
Magic Johnson's Mega-Yacht -- $500k-Per-Week (Insane Update)

Magic Johnson's Yacht
$500k-Per-Week (Insane Update)

12:56 PM PT -- This story gets wayyyy better ... Magic Johnson has rented the yacht for 6 WEEKS ... meaning the total bill will be more than $3 MILLION!!! Plus, we're also told Magic pays for the… READ MORE >

- 401 days ago
Magic Johnson -- On a Treadmill ... On a Yacht ... In France

Magic Johnson
On a Treadmill ... On a Yacht

Question -- How is Magic Johnson like Jesus?  Answer -- They both walk on water. Check out Magic Johnson working out in his treadmill ... while on his YACHT ... off the coast of… READ MORE >

- 405 days ago

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