Magic Johnson is a former professional basketball player and businessman who has been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. He is best known for his time as point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. In 2009, Ebony magazine named him America’s most prominent black businessman.
|Real name||Magic Johnson|
|date of birth||August 14, 1959|
|Age||63 years old|
|Birth place||Lansing, Michigan|
|Profession||Former basketball player, businessman|
|Height||6 feet 9 inches|
|Netto value||1 billion dollars|
Magic Johnson Age and Early Life
Magic Johnson was born in Lansing, Michigan on August 14, 1959 to parents Earvin Johnson Sr. and Christina Johnson. Earvin Johnson Jr. is his real name. Earvin, his father, worked as an assembler at General Motors. Pearl, Quincy, Larry, Lois, Yvonne and Kim are his six siblings. Evelyn, Mary and Michael Johnson are his half-siblings.
When it comes to his youth, he was deeply inspired by her parents’ ethical work. He also helped her parents by picking up trash. As a result, the neighborhood kids called him the Scavenger. At the same time, he became obsessed with basketball. He also admired basketball star Bill Russell. Johnson became one of the brightest players in junior high when he was in the eighth grade. After that, he entered Everett High School. However, he wanted to attend Sexton High School. During his sophomore season, he set a record with a triple-double performance of 36 points, 18 rebounds and 16 assists. He led his high school to a state title his senior year, going 27-1.
Magic Johnson Height and Weight
Magic Johnson has clean-shaven hair and black eyes. He is 6 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 100 kilograms.
Magic Johnson Net Worth
How much is Magic Johnson’s net worth? He is expected to have a net worth of $1 billion as of 2023. His salary information is not available. His commercial activities, however, are his primary source of income.
After graduating from high school, he attended Michigan State University in East Lansing to pursue a career as a television analyst. He played alongside Greg Kelser, Jay Vincent and Mike Berkovich in college. He finished the season as a rookie with averages of 17.0 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.4 assists. Johnson was selected in the 1979 NBA draft after two years of college, averaging 17.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 7.9 assists per game.
Magic Johnson was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in 1979. He was teammates with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at the time. He averaged 18 points, 7.7 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game for the NBS All-Rookie Team. Johnson missed 45 games the following season with a torn cartilage. He then signed a 25-year contract with the Lakers for $25 million, making him the highest-paid player in history at the time. During the 1982-83 NBQ season, he averaged 16.8 points, 8.6 rebounds and 10.5 assists per game. During the season, he was named to the All-NBA first team for the first time. The following season, Laker reached the finals for the third time in a row. However, the squad fell 124-121 as Johnson was unable to make a shot before the final buzzer sounded.
In the 1985-86 season, he averaged 23.9 points, 12.2 assists and 6.3 rebounds per game, setting a career high. During the season, he was named MVP of the finals. Next year, he ends the season with an average of 19.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. He missed 10 games last season due to a groin ailment. Over time, he became one of the most powerful players in the NBA. During the 1991-92 NBA season. he was HIV positive. On November 7, 1991, he announced his retirement in a public statement. Despite his retirement, he was selected to play for the United States basketball team at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.
Magic Johnson’s wife and marriage
Who is Magic Johnson’s wife? Earletha Kelly (aka Cookie Johnson) is the happily married wife of Magic Johnson. On September 14, 1991, the couple got married. Lansing was the wedding venue. Thomas, Aguirre and Herb Williams were among those present at the wedding. The couple has two children, a girl named Elisa Johnson and a boy named EJ Johnson (born June 4, 1992).
EJ is a socialite and TV personality. He publicly declared himself a homosexual. Johnson also appears on the reality television program Rich Kids of Beverly Hills. He was previously in a relationship with Melissa Mitchell. Andre Johnson (born 1981) is his son with Melissa. Andre works as a producer for Magic Johnson Enterprises.