Magic Johnson, NBA player, 

Former NBA player Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. was born August 14, 1959. He is considered the best point guard ever.[3][4][5][6] Johnson played 13 NBA seasons.

Johnson played in 12 All-Star games and nine All-NBA First Teams. He is the NBA's all-time assists leader and playoff.

In Lansing, Michigan, school janitor Christine and General Motors assembly worker Earvin had Earvin Johnson Jr. Johnson had six siblings and three half-siblings from his father's previous marriage.

Young Johnson loved basketball. He idolized Bill Russell for his many championships rather than his athleticism. He practiced "all day" and idolized Earl Monroe and Marques Haynes.

Johnson was dubbed "Magic" after a triple-double as a 15-year-old sophomore at Everett High School. Johnson's devout Christian mother found Fred Stabley Jr.'s after-game gift sacrilegious.

Johnson rejected UCLA and Indiana to play locally.He applied to Michigan and Michigan State in East Lansing. Jud Heathcote got him to play point guard at Michigan State.

1979 Lakers drafted Johnson first. Johnson called playing with NBA all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar "most amazing" about joining the Lakers. 

Fox signed Magic Johnson Entertainment in 1997.  Johnson hosted The Magic Hour on Fox in 1998, but it was canceled after two months due to low ratings.

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