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Report: Johnson still in Dodgers running

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Magic Johnson remains in contention to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers after an elimination round, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.
Magic Johnson, "Diddy" Combs starting up TV networks

Magic Johnson, "Diddy" Combs starting up TV networks

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. cable company Comcast says it will distribute networks being started up by Magic Johnson, Sean "Diddy" Combs and Robert Rodriguez.
Report: Trump son-in-law bids for Dodgers

Report: Trump son-in-law bids for Dodgers

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Jared Kushner, son-in-law of Donald Trump and son of New York real estate magnate Charles Kushner, wants to buy the LA Dodgers, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Magic Johnson sets sights on Dodgers

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Basketball Hall of Famer Magic Johnson said Friday he had joined a management group that will try to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Obama takes in basketball game on carrier

Obama takes in basketball game on carrier

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama was one of more than 8,000 spectators Friday at an NCAA basketball game on board the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego.
Magic Johnson asks mercy for ex-teammate Jay Vincent

Magic Johnson asks mercy for ex-teammate Jay Vincent

DETROIT, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Magic Johnson asked a judge to spare prison for his friend and former Michigan State teammate Jay Vincent in sentencing him in a fraud scheme.
Report: Magic would like to run a team

Report: Magic would like to run a team

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Magic Johnson says he'd love to run a team in the league "if the right situation came."
Magic ready to buy into Pistons, if asked

Magic ready to buy into Pistons, if asked

DETROIT, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- None of the prospective buyers of the Detroit Pistons has had any comment on Magic Johnson's statement that he is interested in a minority stake in the team.
First lady promotes mentoring in Detroit

First lady promotes mentoring in Detroit

DETROIT, May 26 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama, with celebrities in tow, was in Detroit Wednesday to promote mentoring and tell the city's young people "we've got your back."

AARP con features entertainment, classes

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- This year's AARP convention in Las Vegas features a Facebook seminar, celebrity guests and an estimated 25,000 participants, organizers said.
Report: Thomas 'hurt' by Magic's comments

Report: Thomas 'hurt' by Magic's comments

MIAMI, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Former NBA great Isiah Thomas says he is "hurt" by comments made by Magic Johnson in a new book, Sports Illustrated reported.

Laker fans celebrate in LA after title win

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) -- The partying began immediately Sunday in Los Angeles after the Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic 99-86 to win the 2009 NBA title.
ABC orders Kimmel prime time specials

ABC orders Kimmel prime time specials

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- "Jimmy Kimmel Live" will air special U.S. half-hour prime time shows on each night ABC airs the NBA finals, beginning June 4, the network said Monday.
NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 113, Utah 100

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 113, Utah 100

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant's 24 points and eight assists Sunday paced the Los Angeles Lakers to a 113-100 win over Utah in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals.

Celeb-signed yarmulkes to go on display

SEATTLE, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A Seattle man who collects celebrity-autographed yarmulkes said 32 of his signed Jewish skullcaps will be displayed at the University of Washington.
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Earvin "Magic" Johnson (basketball) greets the media at the 2007 Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis 22nd annual Great Sports Legends Dinner held in New York on September 17, 2007. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). 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 37, to play 32 games for the Lakers before retiring for the third and final time.

Johnson's career achievements include three NBA MVP Awards, nine NBA Finals appearances, twelve All-Star games, and ten All-NBA First and Second Team nominations. He led the league in regular-season assists four times, and is the NBA's all-time leader in assists per game, with an average of 11.2. Johnson was a member of the "Dream Team", the U.S. basketball team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1992.

Johnson was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996, and enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002. He was rated the greatest NBA point guard of all time by ESPN in 2007. His friendship and rivalry with Boston Celtics star Larry Bird, whom he faced in the 1979 NCAA finals and three NBA championship series, were well documented. Since his retirement, Johnson has been an advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention and safe sex, as well as an entrepreneur, philanthropist and motivational speaker.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Magic Johnson."
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