Magic Johnson is one of the greatest basketball players to ever play in the NCAA and NBA. After winning championships in high school and college (Michigan State University) Johnson was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA draft by the Lakers. He won a NBA Championship and the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in his rookie season. He would go on to win four more championships as a superstar with the Lakers during the 1980s. He played for the Lakers for 13 seasons.
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. At the time of his retirment he was the NBA's all-time leader in average assists per game. Johnson was a key member of the 1992 United States Men's Olympic Basketball Gold Medal winning "Dream Team" that included Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Scottie Pippen. Johnson became a two-time inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame being enshrined in 2002 for his individual career and again in 2010 as a member of the "Dream Team."
Since retiring Magic has made numerous corporate speaking engagements and appearances while focusing on his widely successful business ventures and various community projects. Johnson also iwas part of a group of investors that purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012 and Los Angeles Sparks in 2014.