Introduction Earvin Johnson Jr. was born on August 14th, 1959. Earvin ¨Magic¨ Johnson was an NBA basketball player. He played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, where he won 5 NBA Championships. He was also a 12-time NBA All-Star, along with being inducted into the National Basketball Hall of Fame.
Magic Johnson was an amazing basketball player throughout his NBA career.
He had many tricks around the basket as a player.
He ended up playing on perhaps the greatest basketball team to ever play basketball when team U.S.A played at the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992, despite retiring a year before.
But Magic Johnson had his shortfall when he was contracted of theHIV, as he tested positive.
The nation was stunned by his announcement in 1991, but praised him for doing so.
Magic did not back down at all, as he had all the hope in the world that he would be around for a long time.
Magic Johnson made it his goal the rest of his life to help young people stay safe from this disease and have safe sex.
He developed numerous foundations in support for the cause.
Johnson stayed at his word as he is still fighting the disease. He is currently still in a position in the NBA as he is the president of basketball operations of his former team.
For that, Magic Johnson has always been considered a sports hero figure for all young people to look up to. Not just as a sports hero, but also as a HIV fighter as well.