Magic Johnson Facts:
Magic Johnson height: 6 feet & 9 inches
Weight: 100 kg (220 pounds)
Age: 55 kg (August 14, 1959)
Magic Johnson is a professional point guard who formally played for the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers for 13 long seasons prior to his retirement in 1996. Being an athlete himself, the 6 feet & 9 inches tall persona weighs around 100 kg encompassed in an athletic build. Alike his lofty height, he has as well crafted a high flying career in the field of basketball. He has now reached 55, with reference to his date of birth, 14th August, 1959.
City of Lansing, Michigan, United States is the very place where Magic Johnson opened his eyes for the first time. He is the son of Christine & her spouse Ervin Sr., who professional served as a custodian of school & assembly worker, respectively. Magic was highly influenced with his guardian’s sturdy work ethic. He grew up together with his 6 siblings. During his adolescence, he often helped his dad on the route of garbage, & was often teased by local kids who named him a “Garbage Man”. His real birth name is Ervin Johnson Jr. He presently lives in California’s Dana Point together with his wife, Earlitha “Cookie” Kelly, with whom he got hitched at age 32 in his hometown of Lansing. The couple has a son together, name Ervin III, & too has adopted Elisa as their daughter in 1995. Ervin III is openly gay & magic too is a father to his son from Melissa Mitchell, his former sweetheart.
Growing up in the Lansing City, Magic Johnson as a teenager came to be keen on basketball. He frequently cited Bill Russell to be his all time favorite player, & admired him more pro his various championships rather than his sporty ability. Following his high school & college championships, Magic was picked foremost overall during the NBA draft 1979 by the Los Angeles Lakers, at the age of 20. Within his rookie years, he earned a championship & was decorated with the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award, & won further 4 championships along with the LA Lakers throughout the 80s. The champ retired abruptly at the age of 32 behind making an announcement about his contract to HIV; nonetheless backed to match during the All- Star Game 1992, garnering each single of the All- Star MVP Award. Behind objection from his associate players, the champ retired for the 2nd time for 4 long years; however backed at the age of 36, in 1996, to play thirty two matches for the Los Angeles Lakers ahead of announcing his retirement for the 3rd & last time.
In the year 1996, Magic Johnson was privileged as one among the 50 Greatest Players in the NBA History, & inducted in the 2002 Basketball Hall of Fame pro his individual basketball career, & for 1 more time in the year 2010 as the part of the reputed “Dream Team”. In the year 2009, he was named one amongst the “America’s most influential black businessman” via Ebony Magazine. Magic has numbers of business interests, & was partly owned the Los Angeles for many years. He also is member of an investors’ group that procured the NBA’s Los Angeles Dodgers & the Los Angeles Sparks in the year 2002 & 2014, respectively.