Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association . 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 contracted HIV, but returned to play in the 1992 All-Star Game, winning the...
|Birthdate:||August 14, 1959|
|All Positions Played:||Point guard, Power forward|
|Education:||Michigan State University, Everett High School|
|Also known as:||Earvin Magic Johnson, Earvin Johnson, Earvin Johnson, Jr.|