Magic Johnson

United States

Magic Johnson Bio

Who is Magic Johnson

American retired professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 13 seasons.

Early Life (Childhood)

Johnson was born in Lansing, Michigan, and had six siblings. Upon attending Michigan State University, his main passion was to become a TV commentator.

Interesting Facts

At 6'9" he was known for his remarkable versatility, able to play every position on the court from point guard to center. He won a championship and an NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in his rookie season, and won four more championships with the Lakers during the 1980s.

Personal Life

He married Cookie Kelly, with whom he has a son named EJ and an adopted daughter named Elisa. He also has a son named Andre through his relationship with Melissa Mitchell.


He is a 5-time NBA champion, 3-time Finals MVP and 3-time NBA MVP. He was named to 12 NBA All-Star games and led the league in assists four times.