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Magic Johnson: better on court or off court?

Fef 2012/03/28 20:06:23
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Magic Johnson has performed magic both on the court. On the court, Johnson excelled as a basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers. Johnson quit playing when he got diagnosed with AIDS in the early 1990s. Done then, Johnson has accomplished many business successes. Now Magic will lead the Los Angeles Dodgers MLB team.
Magic Johnson
A short bio of Magic Johnson from Wikipedia:
Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). 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.
5× NBA Champion (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987–1988)
3× NBA Most Valuable Player (1987, 1989–1990)
12× NBA All-Star (1980, 1982–1992)
3× NBA Finals MVP (1980, 1982, 1987)
9× All-NBA First Team (1983–1991)
All-NBA Second Team (1982)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1980)
2× NBA All-Star Game MVP (1990, 1992)
NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
NCAA Champion (1979)
#32 Retired by Los Angeles Lakers
Career statistics
Points 17,707 (19.5 ppg)
Rebounds 6,559 (7.2 rpg)
Assists 10,141 (11.2 apg)

Read More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Johnson

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  • Astro-Boy PHAET 2012/03/28 20:11:25
    Magic the businessman
    Astro-Boy PHAET
    +4
    I don't know about his athletic career other than people saying he was amazing. But he seems like a smart Business man, so gonna go with that.

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  • James 2012/03/29 17:23:16
    Magic the businessman
    James
    If I had the money I'd buy the Dodgers too
  • elijahin24 2012/03/29 15:00:14
    Magic the businessman
    elijahin24
    +1
    Magic was one of the top 3 or 4 players ever to step onto the hard-wood, but as a businessman, a philanthropist, and a spokesman for the HIV/AIDS community, he's been even better. In a jersey, he entertained and amazed us. In a suit, he's served us.
  • Aksana 2012/03/29 12:13:28
    Magic the player
    Aksana
    +1
    l know few about him so...
  • Gregaj7 2012/03/29 04:52:59
    Magic the businessman
    Gregaj7
    +1
    His 'business-sense' is going to shock the bleep out of folk.
  • CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY 2012/03/28 22:30:15
    Magic the player
    CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY
    +1
    His ladies have bragged that he was wonderful in bed.
  • Mindlesspartyhack 2012/03/28 21:53:46
    Magic the player
    Mindlesspartyhack
    +1
    Still the greatest player to ever step on a court.
  • unclepat 2012/03/28 20:47:55
    Magic the businessman
    unclepat
    +1
    You cheated yourself on this one Fef. There really should have been an "all of the above".
    True, he's made more money off the court but as great a floor general as he was, you just had to know that his talents would transfer to the world of business.
  • Steve 2012/03/28 20:31:53
    Magic the player
    Steve
    +2
    Idk much about his business other than purchasing the Dodgers. But as a player he was one of the Greatest.
  • Glenn Mitchell 2012/03/28 20:26:40
    Magic the businessman
    Glenn Mitchell
    +1
    But he was forced to travel that path when he was diagnosed with HIV.
  • elijahin24 Glenn M... 2012/03/29 15:01:53
    elijahin24
    +1
    As a soldier, you know better than most, that what makes a person great, is not what they do when things are good, but how they handle it when things fall apart.
  • Glenn M... elijahin24 2012/03/29 15:08:37
    Glenn Mitchell
    Sure do. He was a great athlete and then moved on to his next great task when faced with his health crisis.
  • MickieDee 2012/03/28 20:16:41
    Magic the player
    MickieDee
    +3
    Who's Magic Johnson....just kiddin'! My brother worshipped him as a player.
  • Astro-Boy PHAET 2012/03/28 20:11:25
    Magic the businessman
    Astro-Boy PHAET
    +4
    I don't know about his athletic career other than people saying he was amazing. But he seems like a smart Business man, so gonna go with that.

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