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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 -- 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 >

Magic Johnson -- 'Devastated By Passing Of Good Friend Prince'

Magic Johnson
'Devastated By Passing Of Good Friend Prince'

Magic Johnson says he's crushed by the death of his "good friend" Prince -- saying the legend is one of 2 musicians he actually followed around the world to see in concert.  "I am so… READ MORE >

- 232 days ago
Magic Johnson -- My Son Is JACKED (PHOTOS)

Magic Johnson
My Son Is JACKED

We now know who got all of Magic Johnson's natural athletic talent ... his son's pecs ... 'cause TMZ Sports has pics of MJ's kid on the beach with him ... and his physique is Hall of Fame.… READ MORE >

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

NBA's Devean George
My Housing Mission Is Complete ... Yo Magic, You Want In On This?

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 >

- 271 days ago
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 >

- 295 days ago
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 >

- 303 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 >

- 329 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 >

- 368 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 >

- 388 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 >

- 396 days ago

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