Full Name: Earvin Johnson
Profession: NBA Legend
Why Famous: Basketball legend who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA for 13 seasons.
He won a championship and an NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in his rookie season, and won four more championships with the Lakers during the 1980s.
- 1991-09-15 NBA star Magic Johnson marries Earletha "Cookie" Kelly
- 1979-03-24 10 rebounds & 10 assists, as the Spartans cruise to a 101-67 by Penn Mich State's Earvin "Magic" Johnson registers triple-double 29 pts
- 1979-10-12 Future Basketball Hall of Fame forward Magic Johnson makes his debut for Los Angeles Lakers at the San Diego Clippers; Lakers win, 103-102
- 1980-05-29 Larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of year
- 1991-04-15 Magic Johnson sets NBA record for career assistswith 9,898
- 1991-11-07 Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from LA Lakers
- 1992-02-16 LA Lakers retire Magic Johnson's #32 uniform
- 1992-08-08 The original US 'Dream Team' wins the basketball gold at the Barcelona Olympics 117-85 over Croatia; features superstars Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Scotty Pippen, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing
- 1992-09-29 Magic Johnson announces return to play basketball (he doesn't)
- 1996-03-07 Magic Johnson is 2nd NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists
- 1999-11-03 Los Angeles Lakers debut in the STAPLES Center, with 103-88 win v Vancouver Grizzlies; Magic Johnson & Chick Hearn co-host ceremony unveiling Lakers' retired jerseys & championship banners in new building