Earvin Magic Johnson was seen to be one of the best world’s basketball players for more than 10 years. He announced that he was HIV positive in 1991, the virus that leads to AIDS. As of 2020, Magic Johnson’s net worth is estimated to be about $600 million.
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His Early Life
On August 14, 1959, Earvin Johnson Jr. also knows as Magic Johnson was born, in Lansing, Michigan. He came from a large family, growing up with nine siblings.
His father worked at the General Motors plant in the town, while his mother worked as a school custodian. He loved playing basketball and as early as 7:30 am he would start practicing.
His famous nickname “Magic”, was given to him at his High school (Everett High School). This one is given to him when a sportswriter witnesses him in a matchmaking an average of 36 points, 16 rebounds, and 16 assists.
Magic Johnson career
In 1979, Johnson was selected in the Los Angeles Lakers draft. He later signed a 25 years contract with the Lakers worth $25 million. Johnson performed well and made an average of 18.6 points, 9-6 rebounds , 9.5 assists in the 1981-82 seasons and also a league-high of 2.7 steals in a match.
In the 1984-85 regular season, Johnson made an average of 18.3 points, 12.6 assists, and 6.2 rebounds in a game and he led the Lakers into the Finals of the NBA 1985.
As time goes on, he increased in his performance, now making an average score of 22.5 points, 12.8 assists, and 7.9 rebounds in a match during the 1988-89 season.
He was diagnosed with HIV infection, as an incident in 1991 changed his life. He decided to retire as he publicly announced he was HIV positive. Despite his retirement, he was selected to compete for the US basketball team in the 1992 Summer Olympics.
In the 1995-96 NBA season, he later came back as a player and rejoined the Lakers. He made an average point of 15, with 10 rebounds and also 13 assists. In February, leading the Lakers to victory against the Atlanta Hawks. He improved as he made in 32 games in a season an average points of 14.6, 6.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game. In the next season, he finally retired for good.
In Magic Johnson’s long and successful career, he scored 17,707 points and made 10, 141 assists, also 6,559 rebounds and 1,724 steals. He holds the title of being the leader in NBA assist per game, making an average of 11.2 as he holds the title to date.
In 1996, he was named one of the 50 greatest NBA players in history, and he was inducted in 2002 in the basketball hall of fame.
Johnson and his wive Cooke, gave birth to Earvin III in 1992. They also have a daughter who they named Elisa, she was adopted in 1995.
From his previous relationship, he had another son Andre Johnson.
Magic Johnson Net Worth
Magic Johnson a noble and famous retired American professional basketball player. He was one of the greatest of all-time basketball players. Johnson is known for his powerful arms, speed, and agility which helped him to be the most unique player of his time. During the 1980s
As of 2020, Magic Johnson’s net worth is estimated to be about $600 million.