Happy Birthday, Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson

Happy Birthday, Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson

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Before we let this day slip away, we wanted to acknowledge the birthday of Earvin “Magic” Johnson who was, in our minds, the greatest point guard to ever play the game.

He’s 54 today.

After two seasons at Michigan State, Johnson came into the NBA in 1979, when the troubled league needed a lifeline. And the incredible body of work that followed includes:

  • Five NBA titles
  • Three NBA Finals MVP awards
  • Three NBA MVP awards
  • 12 NBA All-Star appearances
  • Two NBA All-Star MVP awards

He was never the game’s best athlete, but Johnson — as this highlight reel shows — was the NBA’s best showman.