Magic Johnson Biography, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Son, Stats, Rings, Highlights, Net Worth, Fact & More


Magic Johnson Biography, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Son, Stats, Rings, Highlights, Net Worth, Fact & More







Who is Magic Johnson?


Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is retired American former professional basketball player. Johnson played professional basketball for 13 seasons, all of them with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Johnson was a member of the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team, which won the Olympic gold medal in Barcelona.


Early Life and Childhood Days


Earvin Johnson Jr. was born on August 14, 1959 in Lansing, Michigan, U.S. to General Motors assembly worker Earvin Sr. and school janitor Christine. Johnson had six siblings and three half-siblings by his father's previous marriage.


Johnson showed interest in basketball from his childhood. His favorite basketball player was Bill Russell. His father played high school basketball in his home state of Mississippi, Johnson also played basketball as a child, and she grew up watching her brothers play the game.


High school / College career


He went to the Everett High School and was one of the school’s star basketball players.


When he was 15 year old he recorded a triple-double of 36 points, 18 rebounds and 16 assists in a game, and this incredible feat earned him the nickname “Magic”.


After high school, he joined the Michigan State University where he continued playing basketball. During the 1978–79 season, Michigan State defeated Indiana State 75–64, and Johnson was voted Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four.


Professional career


In 1979, Johnson was drafted first overall by the Los Angeles Lakers. Johnson averaged 18.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 7.3 assists per game for the season, was selected to the NBA All-Rookie Team, and was named an NBA All-Star Game starter.


In 1981, Johnson signed a 25-year, $25 million contract with the Lakers, which was the highest-paying contract in sports history up to that point. In the 1981–82 season, during the championship series against the Sixers, Johnson averaged 16.2 points on .533 shooting, 10.8 rebounds, 8.0 assists, and 2.5 steals per game.


During the 1982–83 NBA season, he averaged 16.8 points, 10.5 assists, and 8.6 rebounds per game, and earned his first All-NBA First Team nomination. In the 1984–85 season, Johnson averaged 18.3 points, 12.6 assists, and 6.2 rebounds per game, and led the Lakers into the 1985 NBA Finals. In the 1985–86 NBA season, Johnson averaged 18.8 points, 12.6 assists, and 5.9 rebounds per game.


Johnson's career achievements include 3 NBA MVP Awards, 3 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Awards, 9 NBA Finals appearances, 12 All-Star games.


He has retired from basketball on three different occasions. The last time following the 1995-1996 season, which was the season before the L.A. Lakers got Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant.


Johnson was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996 and selected to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team in 2021. He is an actor and producer, known for Obsessed (2009), Dead Tone (2007) and Hair Show (2004).


Short Biography


Birth Name: Earvin Johnson Jr.

Date of Birth:  August 14, 1959

Place of Birth: Lansing, Michigan, U.S.

Age (in 2022): 63 years

Listed height: 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)

Listed weight: 220 lb (100 kg)

Nationality: American

Nicknames: Magic, Buck, Rawal

Zodiac Sign: Leo

High school: Everett (Lansing, Michigan)

College: Michigan State (1977–1979)

Family: Ervin Johnson Sr. (father)

              Christine Johnson (mother)

Siblings: Evelyn Johnson, Kim Johnson, Larry Johnson, Michael Johnson, Pearl Johnson, Quincy Johnson, Yvonne Johnson

Spouse: Cookie Johnson (m. 1991)

Children: EJ Johnson, Andre Johnson, Elisa Johnson

Professions: Basketball Player, Entrepreneur, Film producer, Actor, Sports commentator, Television producer, Financier.

Career start: 1979

NBA draft: 1979 (Round: 1 / Pick: 1)

Playing career: 1979–1991, 1996, 1999–2000

Position: Point guard

Number: 32

Career end: 1996

Hall of fame induction: 2002

Net Worth: $620 Million


Career history


Los Angeles Lakers- (1979–1991, 1996)

Magic M7 BorĂ¥s- (1999–2000)

Magic Great Danes- (2000)

Los Angeles Lakers- (1994 As coach)

Olympic Games- (1992)

FIBA Americas Championship- (1992)


NBA Career statistics


Points- 17,707 (19.5 ppg)

Rebounds- 6,559 (7.2 rpg)

Assists- 10,141 (11.2 apg)


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Published Year: 1998

Total Page count: 460

Types:  Biography

Originally Book Language: English

Country: United States

Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography/Autobiography (1998)


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2. Alan Turing: The Enigma


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Published Year: 1983

Author: Andrew Hodges

Total Page count: 587

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Originally Book Language: English

Country: United States


Summary of book

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3. Alexander Hamilton


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Book Title: Alexander Hamilton

Published Year: 2004

Author: Ron Chernow

Total Page count: 818

Originally Book Language: English

Country: United States


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Published Date: 8 May 2018

Author: Zora Neale Hurston

Total Page count: 208

Types: Biography

Originally Book Language: English

Country: United States


Summary of book

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5. Churchill: A Life


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Book Title: Churchill: A Life

Published Year: 1991

Author: Martin Gilbert

Types: Biography

Book Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Total Page count: 1066 pages


Summary of book

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Author: David Bodanis

Published Year: May 2000

Book Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Total Page count: 336 pages

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Published Year: 2006

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Total Page count: 300 pages

Book Publisher: Penguin Random House LLC

Types: Novel, Biography


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Published Year: 1983

Author: Hayden Herrera

Book Publisher: Harper

Types: Biography, Biographical Fiction


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Published Year: 2 February 2010

Author: Rebecca Skloot

Total Page count: 381

Types: Biography

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Originally Book Language: English

Country: United States


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Book Title: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families

Published Year: 1941

Author: James Agee

Book Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Total Page count: 416 pages

Subjects: History


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