By cooper moyer
Passion For B-Ball:Magic committed to Michigan State University, he was 6 ft 9 inches and played point guard. In his first year at MSU, he helped the Spartans win the Big Ten Conference Title. In his second year at MSU he helped the Spartans win the National championship against Indiana State (who had Larry bird). Larry Bird and Magic had a rivalry from that game till the NBA. Magic was drafted into the NBA the next year by the Los Angeles Lakers. He was a beast his first year averaging 18 ppg, 7.7 rebounds per game, and 7.3 assists per game. In his first season he won the NBA finals MVP. They went again in 1981-1982 and they won and Magic won his second NBA Finals MVP. They were in the finals again once again against the 76ers and they finally lost. But they dominated a lot through the 80's. Until 1984 when the rivals Bird (who played for the Celtics) and Magic (who played for the Lakers). The Celtics ended up winning that match up in the finals. But they faced again, the next year and Magic won. They took a break from the finals until 1987 when Bird and Johnson faced again and the Lakers ended up winning and Johnson won Finals MVP again and for his last time. Johnson won the NBA MVP in 1989 and in 1990.
HIV Problems: In November of 1991, Johnson revealed that he had HIV which leads into aids. He had to retire from the game of basketball because it can be caught by other people and he didn't want anyone having to go what he had to go through. At the time his wife was pregnant with his first kid, which was bad, but luckily neither of them had HIV. The announcement he made to the world was a big changing. Because at the time, everyone thought HIV was only for homosexuals or drug users. So Johnson really helped turn around how people think of HIV. Johnson Established The Magic Johnson Foundation to help spread awareness of the whole HIV situation. Not distracted by the problem Johnson played one last time with the Dream team of 1992. but then he was done because other players were worried about catching the disease. He wrote his 3rd book in 1992 about the story of his life. He tried sports commentating and then in 1993-1994 season he became one of the Lakers coaches. After that season he bought a share of them.
Comeback then Gone: Johnson made a brief comeback in 1996 with the Lakers, but then retired for good that season. He ended with 17,701 points, 10,141 assists, 6,559 rebounds, and 1824 steals total in his career. He ended it with 11.2 assists per game which record still stands today. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002. Johnson became a very good business man when he created Magic Johnson Foundation. In 2008 he wrote a book on 32 Ways To Be a Champion in Business. In 2009, Johnson was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame.
Sum it all up in three slides
He made a good Lakers team amazing. He won championships and MVP's and Finals MVP's. He dominated the NBA throughout the 80's.
1991 announced he was positive for HIV. Spread awareness for safe sex and that ANYONE can get HIV through sex or through cuts or any openings in your body.
Helped fund a Foundation and bought shares of great companies. He helped Starbucks go into poor places and be able to put in stores. And he also helped in Urban cities and places like that, that needed help.