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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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Donald Sterling -- The Magic Johnson Picture That Triggered Racial Rant

Donald Sterling
The Magic Picture That Triggered Racial Rant

This is the picture that triggered the conversation between L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his girlfriend ... the conversation in which he said he did not want her bringing Magic Johnson… READ MORE >

Magic Johnson -- Sterling Needs to Be FORCED Out of the NBA

Magic Johnson
Sterling Needs to be FORCED OUT Of the NBA

Now that Magic Johnson has had a little time to process the racist comments of Donald Sterling -- directed at Magic himself -- he's very clear ... Sterling either has to sell the L.A. Clippers… READ MORE >

- 75 days ago
Magic Johnson -- Fans Should Boycott Clippers Games ... Players Should NOT

Magic Johnson
Fans Should Boycott ... Players Should Not

Magic Johnson tells TMZ Sports ... he wants Donald Sterling to step down as the Clippers owner and he thinks African Americans should boycott the games until that happens.Magic says he feels… READ MORE >

- 76 days ago
Magic Johnson on Donald Sterling's Racist Comments -- It's Shameful!

Magic Johnson
Donald Sterling's Comments ARE SHAMEFUL

Magic Johnson tells TMZ Sports ... "it's a shame" that Donald Sterling feels his girlfriend shouldn't bring black people to Clippers games. TMZ Sports broke the story ... Sterling went crazy on… READ MORE >

- 76 days ago
Magic Johnson -- Calls BS on HIV Myths ... I Don't Have a Magic Cure

Magic Johnson
Calls BS on HIV Myths I Don't Have a Magic Cure

​Magic Johnson is FINALLY setting the record straight about his battle with HIV -- revealing he is NOT cured, he's NOT taking special medication ... and he's definitely not seeing any Kenyan… READ MORE >

- 149 days ago
Mark Cuban -- WNBA Is a GREAT Investment ... for Magic Johnson

Mark Cuban
WNBA Is a GREAT Investment ... for Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson is going to SAVE the WNBA ... or at least the L.A. Sparks ... so says Mark Cuban who tells us if there's anyone who bring the team back from financial ruin, it's their new celebrity… READ MORE >

- 151 days ago
Magic Johnson -- I'm Proud My Son's a 'Rich Kid' ... He's Gonna Be a Huge TV Star

Magic Johnson
I'm Proud My Son's a 'Rich Kid' He's Gonna Be a Huge TV Star

Magic Johnson's son EJ is BLOWING UP as a reality star on "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" ... and the NBA legend tells TMZ Sports he couldn't be PROUDER!!! In fact, Magic says he thinks the shameless… READ MORE >

- 153 days ago
Magic Johnson -- RIPS Dennis Rodman ... You're a Pathetic Traitor

Magic Johnson
RIPS Dennis Rodman You're a Pathetic Traitor

It's not often you hear Magic Johnson talkin' smack -- so when the NBA legend blasted Dennis Rodman on national TV this week ... you know he's gotta be really mad. Magic appeared on "The Tonight… READ MORE >

- 163 days ago
Magic Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson Party At First Lady's 50th Birthday

Magic and Samuel L
We Dance Old School At First Lady's 50th!

Magic Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson were hoping for a throw-back shindig as they went to The White House Saturday night for Michelle Obama's 50th BD.Sam intro'd Magic to Barack Obama and Michelle… READ MORE >

- 173 days ago
Magic Johnson Settles 'Red Vines' Lawsuit

Magic Johnson
SETTLES 'Red Vines' Lawsuit

Magic Johnson will NOT have to defend himself in court against a former employee who claims he bullied her over fresh snacks, because TMZ has learned the case has settled.Magic was sued by Lanita… READ MORE >

- 258 days ago

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