NBA Hall of Famer
Earvin Johnson, a 6’9 point guard from Michigan State University, was nicknamed “Magic” for his on court thrilling play. Johnson accomplished virtually everything a player could dream of during his 13-year NBA career, all of which was spent with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was a member of five championship teams. He won the Most Valuable Player Award and the Finals MVP Award three times each. He was a 12-time All-Star and a nine-time member of the All-NBA First Team. He won a gold medal with the original Dream Team at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.
In his career Johnson compiled 17,707 points (19.5 ppg), 6,559 rebounds (7.2 rpg) and 10,141 assists (11.2 apg) in addition to 1,724 steals, good for ninth place on the all-time list. He also holds the top marks for most All-Star Game assists (127) and three-point baskets (10). In 1996-97, Johnson was selected to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team. In 2002, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Johnson now is heavily involved in his many business ventures, which includes owning multiple Starbuck’s and gym’s as well as
opening a chain of movie theaters in minority neighborhoods.