Earvin “Magic” Johnson is now a retired American professional basketball player. Magic played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. After a winning high school and college career, Magic Johnson was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA Draft by the Lakers. In his rookie season, he won a championship and an NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award and four more NBA championships during the 1980’s. After contracting HIV in 1991, he suddenly retired, but in 1992 returned to play in the 1992 All-Star Game, where he won the All-Star MVP Award. After many fellow players protesting him to retire, he retired again for four years, then returned again in 1996, at thirty-seven and played thirty-two games for the Lakers before calling it quits for the third and final time.
Earvin Johnson’s career achievements included three NBA MVP Awards, nine NBA Final appearances, twelve All-Star games, and ten All-NBA First and Second Team nominations. In the regular season, Magic led the NBA in assists four times, and has is the all time leader in assists per game (11.2). Also on Magic’s list of achievements, he was a member of the “Dream Team” that led the U.S. to its Olympic gold medal in 1992. In 1996, Magic was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002. He was also named the greatest point guard of all time by ESPN in 2007. Since contracting HIV/AIDS, he has been an advocate for the diseases, and awareness of safe sex and has written many books on safe sex, HIV and AIDS. Basketball player Magic Johnson, is available for personal appearances, autograph signings and public relations campaigns.
APPEARANCES: Malcolm in the Middle, The Magic Hour, AMA’s, Anderson Cooper 360, Arli$$, Deal or No Deal, ESPN:25 Who’s #1?, ESPN Sports Century
BOOKS: 32 Ways to Be a Champion in Business, My Life, Magic’s Touch, When the Game was Ours, Magic Johnson with Stephen J. Adler, Magic’s Touch: From Fundamentals to Fast Break With One of Basketball’s All-Time Greats, What You Can Do to Avoid AIDS, Magic, Playbook for Success: A Hall of Famer’s Business Tactics for Teamwork and Leadership, Drive: The Story of My Life, Safer Sex: What You Can Do To Avoid Aids, Staudt on Sports: 30 Years of Memories, Thinking and Reason (Modern Psychology), Dracula’s Dog, THE GOLDEN BOYS, THE UNAUTHORIZED INSIDE LOOK AT THE U.S. OLYMPIC BASKETBALL TEAM, WINNIN’ TIMES, THE MAGICAL JOURNEY OF THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS, Magic’s Touch, Floor Display of 27, Magic’s Touch, Floor Display of 36, No Laughing Matter
TO WORK WITH MAGIC JOHNSON: Celebrity basketball star Magic Johnson can be hired for endorsements and events in roles such as corporate appearances, endorsements, speaking and autograph signing.