Earvin 'Magic' Johnson was born on 14th August, 1959, in Lansing, Michigan. He's a retired American profession basketball player who played point guard for Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA for thirteen seasons. He won championships in the high school and college. Johnson was selected first in the 1979 NBA draft by the Lakers. He won five Championships and a NBA finals during the 1980s. Magic Johnson retired in 1991 when he announced he had contracted HIV, but he returned to play in the 1992 All-Star Game, winning the All-Star MVP Award. During his career, he had won lots of awards.
The nickname 'Magic' comes from the high school and it's due to its great ability to pass, that allowed him to hand out many assists.
He's considered as one of the best basketball players in the NBA history.