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337. Magic Johnson: From Superstar to Businessman
No one ever out-smiled Magic Johnson. Ever since
was a young man, Johnson has been known
his great attitude toward life. It just happens
Johnson is also one of the greatest basketball
to ever play in the National Basketball Association.
played his entire career for the Los Angeles
. The Lakers are the best franchise in the
over the past 40 years, having won more
than any other teams.
During the 1980s, the
were known as "Showtime" because of the team's
-paced, and high-scoring style of play. Much of this
can be attributed to the charismatic Johnson. His
developed at an early age when he was
basketball in his home state of Michigan. He
Michigan State University, and led its team to
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) title in 1979.
was taken by the Lakers as their first
in the college draft, and he never left.
played for the Lakers from 1980 through 1991,
then played for a few games in 1996.
the 80s, he led the Lakers to eight
appearances, and won five. No other team had
the game in a single decade since the
Celtics in the 60s. He also won an
Gold Medal in basketball, and won the Most
Player Awards multiple times, but his most endearing
remained as one of the nicest and well-liked
in the game.
Today Johnson still calls Los
his home. He has transitioned from basketball player
coach, to team owner, and businessman. He owns
successful franchise of movie theaters called the Magic
Theaters. Johnson was also part of the investment
that purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team
2012. He is married, and has two sons