Magic Johnson: My Life by Earvin JohnsonHes faced challenges all of his life, but now Magic Johnson faces the biggest challenge of all, his own brave battle with HIV. In this dramatic, exciting, and inspirational autobiography, Magic Johnson allows readers into his life, into his tirumphs and tragedies on and off the court. In his own exuberant style, he tells readers of the friends and family whove been constant supporters and the basketball greats hes worked with. Its all here, the glory and the pain the character, charisma, and courage of the hero called Magic.
The Announcement: Magic Johnson
In a stunning and impromptu minute news conference before the Los Angeles Lakers' season finale against the Portland Trail Blazers, Magic Johnson announced he was stepping down from his role as the team's president of basketball of operations. The decision comes a little more than two years after he took on the position in an effort to restore one of the league's most storied franchises to championship contention. Johnson made the announcement immediately after coach Luke Walton's pregame comments, adding that he had not yet informed team owner Jeanie Buss of his intentions to step down.
Magic Johnson steps down as Lakers' president of basketball operations
We take pride, enthusiasm and dedication in everything we do to the point that we go the extra mile. It's not whether you can become successful Since retiring from the NBA over 20 years ago, the legendary basketball star has morphed into Johnson invests in Superheroic, a company that encourages, enables and enhances pure physical play for every child in the world through a data-informed sneaker made specifically for children. Earvin "Magic" Johnson invests in ShotTracker, a company that makes wearable technology for basketball players that helps teams and individuals track player and ball movem. Earvin "Magic" Johnson invests in Uncharted Play, a startup company that makes toys that also generate small amounts of electricity, a technology that can be used to power small electronics. Earvin "Magic" Johnson invests in Jopwell, a diversity and hiring recruiting platform dedicated to helping blacks, Hispanics and Native American get jobs in the tech industry.
Sports marketing executive Christina M. Francis graduated as a valedictorian from Xavier University in New Orleans with degrees in Spanish and political science in just three years. So they had a different understanding of those classes versus what I was getting from textbooks. At Nissan, Francis helped boost interest in minority buyers. I did a lot of conferences, I did the Congressional Black Caucus, we did the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, bringing the cars out and putting them in front of people to touch and feel and to show that we were there, that we cared. Then she became a marketing leader for Burger King Corp.
CNN Basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson turned 60 on Wednesday, possibly a day he thought he would never see when he learned that he had human immunodeficiency virus at the age of In honor of my 60th birthday tomorrow, I put together a few lists of top favorites. First up, top 60 films: pic. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. More Videos At the time, a lot about HIV was still unknown to most of the world.
Earvin " Magic " Johnson Jr. He played point guard for the Lakers for 13 seasons. After winning championships in high school and college , Johnson was selected first overall in the NBA draft by the Lakers. He led the league in regular-season assists four times, and is the NBA's all-time leader in average assists per game, at After leaving the NBA in , Johnson formed the Magic Johnson All-Stars, a barnstorming team that traveled around the world playing exhibition games.