Historical Magic Johnson Milestones
Earvin "Magic" Johnson is one of the greatest basketball players of all-time, and he has a laundry list of accomplishment to prove it. Magic Johnson revolutionized the way the game was played, with his size, strength, quickness, and decision-making skills. The 6'9" Los Angeles Lakers point guard was able to play all five position on the court and dominated. Magic Johnson began his storied professional basketball career when he was selected 1st overall in the 1979 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers after he led the Michigan State Spartans to a win in the NCAA Championship game. Teamed with his personal idol, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Johnson took the Lakers to five NBA Championships during the 1980s to create a legacy that basketball fans will celebrate forever. Magic Johnson quickened the pace of the entire sport during his tenure as the LA Lakers point guard with flashy no-look passes and a never before seen vivid, up-tempo style of play, which became widely-known as "Showtime." His on-court success and unrequited talent resulted in a plethora of awards and designations that include 12 All-Star Game selections, four league assists titles, two-time NBA steals leader, and more. Magic was NBA MVP and NBA Finals MVP 3-times in the same season. Johnson was named one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players during the league's 50th Anniversary Season in 1997 and is without a doubt one of the most recognizable and influential sports figures in history.
Johnson's love of basketball, his skills on the court, and a truly "Magic" personality off the court left a mark that earned widespread respect from other players and fans. Rarely does a player exceed the original boundaries of their sport in the way Johnson did during both his collegiate and his Hall of Fame NBA career. Magic Johnson is a man who served in the evolution of basketball, making it a quicker, more fluid game than those who came before him. Johnson's legendary stature in American sports history has made him truly iconic and timeless. Players like Johnson come along once in a lifetime, so the former point guard will always hold a special place in NBA history. Don't pass up on the opportunity to add such value to your collection with Magic Johnson memorabilia and make a solid investment that will increase in value over time. Authentic memorabilia signed by a Basketball Hall of Famer that was voted one of the NBA's all-time 50 Greatest Players makes every collection truly elite.
Collecting Magic Johnson Memorabilia