10 Things You Need to Know About Magic Johnson

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#1- Magic Johnson was born on 14 August, 1959, in Michigan, U.S. His real name is Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr.

#2- Johnson is a former NBA player. He is also considered the greatest point guard of all time.

#3- Magic Johnson was selected first overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1979 NBA draft.

#4- In 1991, at the age of 31, he tested +ve for HIV due to having numerous unprotected se*ual relationships.

#5- Magic Johnson won 5 NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, and 1988.

#6- He was also one of the members of the Olympic gold medal-winning team "The Dream Team" (1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team).

#7- Magic Johnson played 13 seasons in the NBA during his career and scored 17,707 points with an average of 19.5.

#8- In 2002 & 2010, he was twice inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

#9- Magic Johnson retired three times during his professional basketball career. His third & final retirement came on February 13, 1996.

#10- In 1992, Magic Johnson published his autobiography, "My Life."

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