Earvin Magic Johnson

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Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Jr. is born to Earvin Sr., and Christine Johnson on August 14th in Lansing, Michigan. He played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) for 13 seasons. 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 All-Star MVP Award. After protests from his fellow players, he retired again for four years, but returned in 1996, at age 36, to play 32 games for the Lakers before retiring for the third and final time.

Johnson first child was, Andre Johnson, was born to Melissa Mitchell. In 1991, Johnson married Earlitha “Cookie” Kelly. Magic and Cookie have one son, Earvin III (EJ), who is a star on the rehttp://aalbc.com/authors/author.php?author_name=Cookie+Johnsonality show Rich Kids of Beverly Hills. The couple adopted a daughter, Elisa, in 1995. The Johnsons reside in Dana Point, California.

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