Magic Johnson

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Full Name Magic Johnson
Age 60 Years Old
Nick Name Magic Johnson
Gender Male
Famous As Basketball Player
Birth Date August 14, 1959
Birth Place Lansing, Michigan
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Magic Johnson makes Lakers situation messier by citing Rob Pelinka's 'betrayal'

Magic Johnson has once again performed the seemingly impossible. He has just made the Lakers messier. In an interview on ESPN’s “First Take” talk show Monday-mere hours before the Lakers were scheduled to hold a news conference to introduce new coach Frank Vogel-Johnson took a verbal leaf blower to his dysfunctional former employer and stirred up an ugly haze of accusations that left another coat of grime on a once-proud franchise.  He confirmed he felt betrayed by general manager Rob Pelinka. He confirmed he suddenly quit because he wasn’t allowed to fire then-coach Luke Walton. He said the Lakers have too many voices involved in the decision-making process, including owner Jeanie Buss’ confidant Linda Rambis, former coach and Buss boyfriend Phil Jackson, and business boss Tim Harris.

Magic Johnson says he would have targeted Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard in free agency

Former Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson said he would have pursued Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving and/or Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard as free agents this summer. “I would say Kawhi and Kyrie are the two guys,” Johnson shared on ESPN’s “First Take” Monday morning. “One of those two.” He is no longer a member of the Lakers’ front office, he still seemed open to the possibility of helping recruit players in the future. With potentially $32.5 million available in salary-cap room, the club will certainly look to bring in another star alongside James. During his appearance on “First Take,” his first since abruptly stepping down from his post in April, Johnson also called out general manager Rob Pelinka for his “betrayal,” shook his head at the notion that the Lakers might trade James, and confidently predicted the team will win a championship during James’s tenure.

What is the age of Magic Johnson?

As of 2018, his age is 59 but his age will be turning to 60 on his upcoming birthday in August 14 as of 2019. 

What is Magic Johnson's real name?

On 14th August 1959, Magic Johnson was born as Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. to American parents, Christine Johnson, and Earvin Johnson Jr. in Lansing, Michigan. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is Mixed. Johnson, who had six siblings (and three half-siblings by his father's previous marriage), was influenced by his parents' strong work ethic. His religion is Christian and his horoscope sign is Leo. The all-time favorite Basketball star grew up along with six siblings. He attended Evertt High School and later joined the Michigan State University.

Who is the wife of Magic Johnson?

  • Magic Johnson is a married person. He got married to his loving girlfriend Earlitha "Cookie" Kelly. The couple tied their knots on 14th September 1991, in a small wedding in Lansing, among his family and friends. Talking about their, the couple together has two children. Their son Earvin III Johnson was born on 4th June 1992. Their son is an American television personality and socialite, who has been noted for his feminine and androgynous fashion style. In the year 1995, the duo adopted a daughter, Elisa Johnson. As of today, the couple is living a happy life. 
  • Magic Johnson also has a son from his previous relationship with Melissa Mitchell. The pair gave birth to a son, Andre Johnson in the year 1981. 

What is Magic Johnson's net worth?

  • Magic Johnson is a very wealthy person. He has an estimated net worth of $600 million as of 2019. He is receiving an annual salary of $25 million. 
  • Magic Johnson has his own movie studio company. As for living, he resides in California in a home with a real estate value of $7 million. His mansion in Dana Point, CA is worth $6.7 million. He owns houses in several places and has a huge collection of cars: Ferrari and BMW, alongside owning a private jet. He owns the Magic Johnson Enterprises, a company worths $1 billion. Magic Johnson also created the Magic Johnson Foundation to help combat HIV and other charitable goals.

What is the height (tall) and weight of Magic Johnson?

The height of Magic Johnson is 2.06 m or 6 feet 9 inch and his weight is 98 Kg with a healthy body. His other body measurements will be added soon. He has got a charming smile attracting a lot of people towards him. 

Who is the president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers now?

  • Johnson began his career from his high school where he finished his high school career with two All-State selections and he was also considered at the time to be the best high school player ever to come out of Michigan and was also named to the 1977 McDonald's All-American team.
  • Later, he was drafted as the first overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers in 1979. 
  • He played as a point guard for the Lakers for 13 successive seasons. 
  • While at his rookie season, he won a championship and an NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award. 
  • He retired roughly in 1991, after being diagnosed with HIV.
  • After two years he returned to NBA winning the All-Star MVP Award. 
  • His career achievements include three NBA MVP Awards, nine NBA Finals appearances, twelve All-Star games, and ten All-NBA First and Second Team nominations. 
  • He was a member of the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team, which won the gold medal at the 1992 Olympics. 
  • He finally announced his retirement in 1994.
  • He again returned to NBA as a coach for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1993-1994 NBA season, replacing Randy Pfund, and Bill Bertka, who served as an interim coach for two games. 
  • He won his first game as head coach, a 110-101 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • He left his coaching career the next season and instead purchased a 5% share of the team in June 1994. 
  • He replaced Jim Buss as the president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers on 21st February 2017.
  • In an impromptu news conference on 9th April 2019, he resigned from the Lakers, citing his desire to return to his role as an NBA ambassador.

Awards of Magic Johnson:

  • 5× NBA champion (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988)
  • 3× NBA Finals MVP (1980, 1982, 1987)
  • 3× NBA Most Valuable Player (1987, 1989, 1990)
  • 12× NBA All-Star (1980, 1982-1992)
  • 2× NBA All-Star Game MVP (1990, 1992)
  • 9× All-NBA First Team (1983-1991)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1982)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1980)
  • 4× NBA assists leader (1983, 1984, 1986, 1987)
  • 2× NBA steals leader (1981, 1982)
  • J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1992)
  • NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • No. 32 retired by Los Angeles Lakers
  • NCAA champion (1979)
  • NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1979)
  • Consensus first-team All-American (1979)
  • Second-team All-American-NABC (1978)
  • Third-team All-American-AP, UPI (1978)
  • No. 33 retired by Michigan State

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