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Earvin Johnson Jr. is considered one of the best players of all time. He was characterized by his scoring ability and leadership on and off the court.
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Earvin Johnson Jr., known worldwide as “Magic Johnson” in the sports world, was born in Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, on August 14, 1959.
Since he was a child, he has had a passion for basketball. His mother says that he used to get up very early in the morning to play before going to school. He put love into everything he did and loved it.
He studied at Michigan State University, joining the basketball team in the 1977-78 season. He was characterized by his ability to score in every game,
Also, his leadership on and off the court and the coordination between players with his incredible passes made him immortal in the world of the sport.
In his second year (1979), he left college to join the Los Angeles Lakers, a team with which he won five NBA championships (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988).
He was named NBA Most Valuable Player (1987, 1989, 1990). He participated in many All-Star games and held the NBA record for assists at the time of his retirement (9,921).
Johnson helped the Lakers become one of the NBA’s leading teams during the 1980s and increased fan interest in the NBA.
It was in 1991 when, after so much success, Magic announced that he had tested positive for the virus that caused acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and was leaving the Lakers.
He became a national spokesman for AIDS prevention and information and created a foundation to promote research on the disease.
In 1992 he published the book What You Can Do to Avoid AIDS.
After his emotional comeback at the 1992 NBA All-Star Game, the Lakers, as a tribute, set aside his jersey number (32).
In 1992 he participated in the U.S. basketball team that won the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, and worked for a short time as a presidential advisor on AIDS.
Sometime later, he announced his return to professional basketball, and in September 1992, he signed a new contract with the Lakers.
In November of that year, however, he announced that he was retiring due to the controversy created by his return to basketball.
He began working as a sports commentator on television and continued to fight to become part of the NBA franchise ownership group.