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Earvin “Magic” Johnson Born Earvin Johnson Jr. on August 14, 1959, in Lansing, Michigan, Magic Johnson dominated the court as one of America's best basketball players for 12 years. He retired from the LA Lakers in 1991 after revealing that he had the AIDS virus. He has since then built up a business empire, which includes real estate holdings, several Starbucks franchises, and movie theaters. He is also an author and has written several books including this autobiography titled “Magic.”
I was lucky enough to sit down with him and ask him a few questions about his past and present life. My first question was about his nickname magic. I asked how he had got his name and if he had enjoyed being called that for the majority of his life. He explained that during a game for Everett High school he put up a triple double and one announcer said he’s magical! From then on he was known as magic, he said “I’m used to magic, if I hear it I will respond, but many people closest to me call me other names such as buck or my real name. Magic is more of a stage name.” Next I asked what his most memorable moment of college was. He explained, “I remember most the game between my Michigan state Spartans and Larry birds Indiana State Sycamores in the national championship game. We won and it set a rivalry that would be continued for the next 12 years.” How you able to dribble the ball as well as you did at 6’9” amazes me, how were you able to accomplish such a feat? “I started out small.” He said, “I was a point guard from the beginning and I just kept growing. Once I got to college I was able to play any position on the court and I did from time to time!” There were multiple occasions in his NBA career where he had to play center due to an injury to the great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
What is your most precious accolade I asked him, he chuckled and responded “I have no favorites, but I do adore my 5 championship rings. I can fit them all on one hand! But I also enjoy

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