Magic Johnson: The Legendary Basketball Player


Magic Johnson: The Legendary Basketball Player

Magic Johnson was born on 14th August 1959 in Lansing, Michigan. From his childhood days, he loved basketball. His father was an assembly worker, and his mother was a school custodian. He completed his schooling from Everett High School, and he won the championship in the year 1977 in the basketball. His name was Earvin Johnson, but he got the name Magic when he was in high school. He had recorded the triple-double of 36 points with 18 rebounds along with 16 assists in just one game. When Fred Stabley Jr., a sportswriter of the Lansing State Journal, gave him the tag of “Magic,” he kept this nickname throughout his career. Though his mother never approved this name as she thought that this name is very irreligious or irrelevant.

Some Interesting Facts About They Basketball Player Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson: The Legendary Basketball Player
Magic Johnson: The Legendary Basketball Player

He is one of the famous professional basketball player stars. He won five championships in the 1980s with the Los Angeles Lakers. Johnson was a master in everything that any player could dream of in his 13-year career. He became the five championship team member. He also received the award of the Most Valuable Player Award awarded three times each for the Finals of the MVP. However, he has been an All-Star for 12 times. He became a member of the All NBA First Team nine times. Johnson was 6 foot nine and was one of the tallest people in league history. He won the gold medal with the original Dream Team in Barcelona when he was playing the 1992 Olympics.

Magic Johnson: The Man Behind The Basketball Legend

After his retirement, Johnson became a businessman. At the age of 54, Johnson became the second person in the history of publication to achieve the Sportsman of the Year Legacy Award after Eunice Kennedy Shiver in 2008. He is also an advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness after he announced that he had contracted it in 1991. After retiring from his career in 1996, he put his efforts into becoming a businessman. Even the Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academies help the high school dropouts to get their diplomas from this academy. His clear Health Alliance helps to give healthcare to those who are suffering from HIV/AIDS.

Magic Johnson: The Legendary Basketball Player
Magic Johnson: The Great Basketball Player

Magic Johnson Foundation, founded in the year 1991 that is a nonprofit organization. The motive of this organization is to develop the program and support the community for education. Apart from this organization helps the people in the health and social needs. You know, they provide scholarships for minority students who don’t get the chance of education. he started some centers all over the country so that all students and people can get help over here. Hence, this activity create a remark on people’s mind. So these are some of the achievements that Magic Johnson has achieved in his career.

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