Lesser-known and interesting facts about Magic Johnson

Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. is an American retired professional basketball player and former president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. This is the brief timeline of his life.

Lets check out lesser-known and interesting facts about American former professional basketball player Magic Johnson.

Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. is an American retired professional basketball player and former president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.

He was born on 14th August 1959

Lansing, Michigan was his birthplace.

His birth name was quite different from the actual and popular name. Earvin Johnson Jr. Isn’t its jargon?

His father, Earvin Johnson Sr was an autoworker.

His mother, Christine Johnson was a school custodian.

He married Earlitha “Cookie” (Kelly) Johnson in 1991 and still, they are living peacefully.

With Cookie Johnson Magic gave birth to Elisa and Earvin III “EJ” and with Melissa, Andre was the celebrity kid.

Between 1979-1979, He attended Michigan State University and completed his education.

Magic Johnson is 6’9″ tall. Isn’t this an abnormal thing?

The competition with Larry Bird, another NBA superstar, started in college. They became companions while shooting a Converse shoe commercial in 1984. They assist as the initial co-recipients of the NBA’s lifetime achievement award in 2019.

1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, and 1988 were the five years when Magic helped the Lakers win five NBA championships.

In 1987, 1989, and 1990 He became the NBA’s Most Valuable Player.

He is working as an advocate of HIV/AIDS since the 1980s.

He is CEO & chairman of Magic Johnson Enterprises, which occupies movie theatres, radio stations, real estate, magazines, a cable network, invests, and sports teams in corporate partnerships.

Johnson is also the chairman and CEO of the Magic Johnson Foundation, which was established to stimulate people in the fight against HIV/AIDS through attention, deterrence, and schooling.

He received the nickname “Magic” in 1974 after a game in which he scored 36 points, 18 rebounds, and 16 assists. He got this name from Lansing State Journal’s sportswriter Fred Stabley Jr.

He is heavily enlisted by college basketball policies nationwide and chooses Michigan State University in East Lansing.

The Michigan State Spartans succeed in the Big Ten Championship in 1978.

MSU wins its first NCAA Championship. The Spartans doom Bird and the Indiana State University Sycamores.

Johnson flees from Michigan State to turn pro. He is the NBA’s first across-the-board draft pick and is assigned by the Los Angeles Lakers.

When he was 20 years old, Johnson is the newest and the first amateur appointed the NBA Finals MVP.

UCLA hosts the initial annual Midsummer Night’s Magic All-Star charity basketball game. Players include Dominique Wilkins, Bird, and Michael Jordan in 1986.

In 1987, It is named Finals MVP after a 4-2 win over Bird and the Boston Celtics. He is also quoted League MVP.

In 1987, Magic Johnson Enterprises was founded. Johnson is the CEO and chairman.

Johnson’s fifth NBA championship is the Lakers’ second title win in two years, a 4-3 win over the Detroit Pistons in 1988.

In a nationally televised press committee, Johnson declares openly he is HIV positive and is departing from the Lakers, useful instantly on November 7, 1991.

On February 9, 1992, He elected to the NBA All-Star tournament for the Western Conference by fans even though he had not performed in a game that season.

These were some of the facts or we can say the timeline of Magic Johnson. We can adopt energy from Magic and try to produce something magical.

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