Earvin "Magic" Johnson

When we think of the Lakers the first player we ever think of is Magic Johnson. He changed the way the game was played. The 6 ft 9 in, 255 lb Johnson played the point guard position and is one of the most successful and unique players in the history of the game. He is a five-time NBA champion and a 12-time All-Star, earned a place on ten All-NBA teams, and was three times named MVP of the regular season and the Finals. In 905 NBA games, he scored 17,707 points, 6,559 rebounds and 10,141 assists, translating to career averages of 19.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 11.2 assists per game.

Beyond statistics, Johnson is regarded by the NBA as one of the most spectacular and crowd-pleasing players ever. He entertained a generation of fans with his uncanny passing and dribbling talents, especially showcased in his trademark "no look" passes, and was famous for his enthusiastic, cheerful nature on and off the court. He was also a unique player because he played point guard despite being 6-9, a size reserved normally for front court players. Johnson combined the size of a power forward, the one-on-one skills of a swingman and the ball handling talent of a guard, making him one of the most dangerous triple-double threats of all time: his 138 triple-double-games are second only to Oscar Robertson's 181.

For his feats, Johnson was voted as one of the 50 Greatest Players of All Time by the NBA in 1996 and introduced into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2006, ESPN.com rated Johnson the greatest point guard of all time. The popular Californian funk-rock group Red Hot Chili Peppers immortalized Johnson in a song called Magic Johnson on their fourth album Mother's Milk.


3 time NBA MVP - 1987 - 1989 - 1990

5 time NBA Champion - 1980 - 1982 - 1985 - 1987 - 1988

3 time NBA Finals MVP - 1980 - 1982 - 1987

12 time All Star 1980 - 81 -82 -83 - 84 - 85 -86 - 87 - 88 - 89 - 90 - 91 - 92

1992 Olympic gold medalist

NBA's 50th Anniversary All Time Team - 1997

Hall Of Fame - 2002