Earvin Jhonson

Earvin Johnson" redirects here. For the NBA center, see Ervin Johnson.
Earvin "Magic" Johnson

Magic Johnson in 1987

No. 32

Point guard/Power forward

Personal information

Date of birth
August 14, 1959 (1959-08-14) (age 51)
Place of birth
Lansing, Michigan
Listed height
6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)[1]
Listed weight
255 lb (116 kg)[2]
Career information

Michigan State
NBA Draft
1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Pro career
Career history

Los Angeles Lakers (1979–1991, 1996)

Career highlights and awards

5× NBA Champion (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987–1988)
3× NBA Most Valuable Player (1987, 1989–1990)
12× All-Star (1980, 1982–1992)
3× NBA Finals MVP (1980, 1982, 1987)
9× All-NBA First Team (1983–1991)
All-NBA Second Team (1982)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1980)
2× NBA All-Star Game MVP (1990, 1992)
NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
NCAA Men's Basketball Champion (1979)

Career NBA statistics

17,707 (19.5 ppg)
6,559 (7.2 rpg)
10,141 (11.2 apg)
Info Page

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com

Basketball Hall of Fame as player

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 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 to play 32 games for the Lakers before retiring for the third and final time....

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