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Magic Johnson

Basketball player
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Net worth 2018: $600 Million
Industry: Sportspersons
Residence: Lansing
Country: United States
BirthDay: 14 August 1959
Sigh: Virgo
Height: 2.06 m
Education: 1979 - Michigan State University, Everett High School

Magic Johnson was bornon 14 August 1959 in Lansing, American, is Basketball player. Magic Johnson is a retired American professional basketball player, counted among the greatest basketball players of all time. He played professional basketball for 13 seasons, all of them with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A tall, well-built man, he is famous for his powerful arms, agility and speed that helped him become one of the most formidable players in the world during the 1980s. Magic Johnson grew up in a big family with several siblings and developed an early love for basketball. His father, though not a professional basketball player, was an athletic man who had played the sport during his high school days. His mother too encouraged his passion for the game. He proved to be a wonderful player, playing for the school team in Everett High School, and finished his high school career with two All-State selections, and was considered at the time to be the best high school player ever to emerge from Michigan. He then went to study at the Michigan State University where he continued playing the sport. After college he was recruited by the Los Angeles Lakers with whom he spent his entire career. Diagnosed to be HIV-positive, he is also known for his HIV activism and philanthropic activities


$600 Million


He is an outspoken HIV activist and was the main speaker for the United Nations (UN) World AIDS Day Conference in 1999


He made a comeback as a player by re-joining the Lakers during the 1995–96 NBA season


However, his love for basketball made him return to the NBA as the coach of the Lakers near the end of the 1993–94 NBA season


In spite of his retirement he was chosen to compete in the 1992 Summer Olympics for the US basketball team


An incident in 1991 changed his life forever—he was diagnosed with HIV infection


Once again the Lakers reached the NBA Finals in 1989, but an injury kept Johnson away from the action, and his team lost to the Pistons


The Lakers faced the Celtics once again in the 1987 NBA Finals, and Johnson played the game-winning shot and was awarded a Finals MVP title


2 rebounds per game in the 1984–85 regular season and led the Lakers into the 1985 NBA Finals


He performed exceedingly well in the 1981–82 season and averaged 18


He was drafted first overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in 1979

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