Magic Johnson

American basketball player

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is an American retired professional basketball player and former president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played point guard for the Lakers for 13 seasons. After winning championships in high school and college, Johnson was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA draft by the Lakers. He won a championship and an NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in his rookie season, and won four more championships with the Lakers during the 1980s. Johnson retired abruptly in 1991 after announcing that he had contracted HIV, but returned to play in the 1992 All-Star Game, winning the All-Star MVP Award. After protests from his fellow players, he retired again for four years, but returned in 1996, at age 36, to play 32Β games for the Lakers before retiring for the third and final time.

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Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka calls former team president Magic Johnson's allegations "surprising" and "disheartening."
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His resignation last month left cryptic loose ends β€” now Magic Johnson has decided to start pointing fingers. The Hall of Famer sowed fresh chaos on the Lakers..
6 days ago • WorldNews
Magic Johnson said he abruptly left the Lakers last month as president of basketball operations in part because he felt betrayed by GM Rob Pelinka.
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It's the latest odd wrinkle in the Lakers' front office upheaval. General manager Rob Pelinka will report directly to owner Jeanie Buss.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 1 week ago

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