Ten fun facts about Magic Johnson


Fact 1
After winning championships in high school and college, Johnson was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA Draft by the Lakers.

Fact 2
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.

Fact 3
He led the league in regular-season assists four times, and is the NBA's all-time leader in average assists per game, at 11.2.

Fact 4
Johnson's career achievements include three NBA MVP Awards, nine NBA Finals appearances, twelve All-Star games, and ten All-NBA First and Second Team nominations.

Fact 5
After leaving the NBA in 1992, Johnson formed the Magic Johnson All-Stars, a barnstorming team that travelled around the world playing exhibition games.

Fact 6
Johnson was a member of the "Dream Team", the U.S. basketball team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1992.

Fact 7
He was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002.

Fact 8
He was rated the greatest NBA point guard of all time by ESPN in 2007.

Fact 9
Johnson was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996.

Fact 10
Since his retirement, Johnson has been an advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention and safe sex, as well as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, broadcaster, and motivational speaker.


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is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 13 seasons.

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