Magic Johnson Speaker Profile
Hall of Fame Forward for the Los Angeles Lakers
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Magic Johnson Biography
THE Lakers Hall of Fame legend Magic Johnson was born August 14, 1959 and is a retired professional basketball player who played point guard. 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 Olympic gold medal in 1992.
Johnson was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996, and enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002. He was rated the greatest NBA point guard of all time by ESPN in 2007. His friendship and rivalry with Boston Celtics star Larry Bird, whom he faced in the 1979 NCAA finals and three NBA championship series, were well documented. Since his retirement, Johnson has been an advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention and safe sex, as well as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, broadcaster and motivational speaker. Johnson was a part-owner of the Lakers for several years, and was part of a group that purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012.
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Posted on 26 October 2014 | 4:44 pm
During Magic Johnson's career in the NBA he became a legend. Each and every time he took the floor he amazed us all with his show stopping passes, shots, and crossover dribbles. He won championships, lit up all-star games, and brought a new flashy, yet fundamental style to the NBA that would change the league forever. Since he left the game he's brought those same game changing...[Read More]
Posted on 15 October 2014 | 9:10 pm
NBA legend Magic Johnson is known for his showtime skills on the basketball court and for the smile and personality that makes him one of the most popular analysts and broadcasters in entertainment today. However, he is more than just a basketball guru and highly successful businessman, he is also a humanitarian. On Saturday, October 11 Johnson was amongst some of the most popular...[Read More]
Posted on 6 August 2014 | 4:49 pm
Basketball Icon Magic Johnson was named the keynote speaker at the 42nd annual "Y" Sports Dinner in Winnipeg next summer. After his stratospheric basketball success, Johnson became one of the most famous people to go public with an HIV diagnosis, which helped turn the tide of stigma against people living with HIV. Since then, he has become a vocal advocate of HIV prevention and...[Read More]
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