Magic Johnson

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Birth Name: Magic Johnson
Born: 08/14/1959
Birth Place: Lansing, Michigan, USA

He was born Earvin Johnson, Jr. on Aug. 14, 1959 in Lansing, MI, to Earvin Johnson Sr., an autoworker with General Motors, and Christine Johnson, a custodian. Earvin Jr. took to basketball from an early age. He grew into a tall adolescent, but he idolized professional point guards such as Earl the Pearl Monroe and Marques Haynes and worked to hone his ball handing and passing skills. At 15, he was already the star of the basketball team of Lansing's Everett High School and at one point logged one of basketball's rarest statistical performances, the "triple double." When Johnson scored 36 points, pulled down 18 rebounds and dished out 16 assists in one game, a Lansing State Journal spo... Continue Bio >>

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