Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. (born August 14, ) is an American retired professional basketball player and current president of basketball operations of the. Explore the life and work of basketball superstar Magic Johnson, Magic Johnson Biography; Early Life; NCAA Basketball; Retirement. Magic Johnson - Career stats, game logs, biographical info, awards, and achievements for the NBA and NCAA. More bio, uniform, draft, salary info.
Magic Johnson was one of professional basketball's most popular stars. he was forced to retire after contracting the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the . On November 7, , Magic Johnson shocked the world with his announcement that he was retiring from the Los Angeles Lakers immediately. Magic Johnson, byname of Earvin Johnson, Jr., (born August 14, , At the time of his initial retirement, Johnson was the NBA's all-time.
On Jan. 30, , Magic Johnson returned to NBA regular-season action with a classic display of his all-around skills, ending a four-year retirement following his . I will have to retire today from the Lakers,” Earvin “Magic” Johnson, with recently in the award-winning FRONTLINE series The Age of AIDS. Magic Johnson stunned the nation Nov. 7, , with an announcement that he tested HIV-positive and would be retiring from the NBA after Born: 8/14/59 in Lansing, Mich. Transactions: Retired, 11/7/91; Activated, 1/29/ 96; Retired, 5/14/96, Nickname: Earvin "Magic" Johnson was one of them.