Los Angeles Lakers legend Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson

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A day like today, but from 1959 was born in Michigan, United Statesthe basketball legend, Earvin Johnsonbetter known as ‘Magic‘. He is an idol among fans of Los Angeles Lakers of the NBAwhere he played from 1979 to 1991 and where he won five championships.

Among the achievements of ‘Magic’ is having been part of the Dream Team of the Barcelona Olympics 1992although it was not the only thing, throughout his career he was awarded 12 selections to the NBA All Sar Game and three MVPs.

Magic was in the dream generation alongside Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, Scottie Pippen, John Stockton and David Robinson.

HIV, marked his life

It wasn’t all happiness 1991 the African-American player, made public that he had contracted the virus HIVforcing him to withdraw from basketball practice immediately, leaving his team and the love of the fans.

It is known that it is a symbol of the fight against the disease because it created associations to help people who were going through the same thing.

MVPs at the end of his career

Johnson he averaged 22.5 points, 7.9 rebounds and 12.8 assists per game; furthermore, he reached his second MVP of the NBA in the 1988-89 season, being one of the best.

In their last season Magic and the Lakers would repeat their appearance in the finals, this time against some chicago bulls that they had their great star, Michael Jordan, who defeated the Californians.

Finally, ‘Magic’ Johnson agreed to take charge of the team Lakers as head coach in the 93-94 season, but after playing 16 games he resigned from his position, however, he became a shareholder in June 1994.

This Sunday Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson celebrates its 63 years. The basketball legend received multiple congratulations. Happy Birthday champion!

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Los Angeles Lakers legend Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson