Magic Johnson is considered by many to be the best point guard to ever play in the NBA. Johnson was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the top overall pick in the 1979 NBA Draft and immediately made a huge impact on the team. During his rookie season, Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar led the Lakers to a NBA Finals appearance against the Philadelphia 76ers. Abdul-Jabbar went down with an ankle injury during the fifth game of the Finals and could not play during game six, leaving the rookie Johnson to fill his void. Magic famously started game six of the Finals at the center position – he eventually played all five positions during the game – and erupted for one of the finest championship performances ever with 42 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and three steals. Johnson became the first rookie in NBA history to be named Finals MVP.
After a storied 13-year career with the Lakers, Johnson retired from playing but stayed with the team as a partial owner and member of management. Johnson solidified himself as a lifetime Laker with his dedication to one of the most iconic franchises in all of sports. Johnson is admired worldwide and despite being retired for so long, his memorabilia and collectibles still retain a large amount of hype and following. NBA collectors can add a signed Magic Johnson basketball to their collection which will add historical context and depth. An autographed Magic Johnson basketball is the perfect fit for a Los Angeles Lakers memorabilia collection. From our selection of signed Magic Johnsons basketballs, a ball even commemorates the five championships Johnson brought back to Los Angeles with his stellar play in clutch moments.
Shop our entire selection of Magic Johnson memorabilia to find the best addition to your collection or to make the day of a Lakers fan with a unique sports gift. Given his legendary Hall of Fame career, all of these products are very valuable and extremely sought after. Continue to browse our expanded selection of NBA memorabilia to complete your Los Angeles Lakers collection with jerseys signed by Johnson’s famous teammates, like Byron Scott and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.