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.
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.
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.
After leaving the NBA in 1992, Johnson formed the Magic Johnson All-Stars, a barnstorming team that travelled around the world playing exhibition games.
Johnson was a member of the "Dream Team", the U.S. basketball team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1992.
He was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002.
He was rated the greatest NBA point guard of all time by ESPN in 2007.
Johnson was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996.
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.