Magic Johnson’s Key Accomplishments Include . . .
Earvin “Magic” Johnson is universally known for his 13 year career in the NBA. His honors include: five national championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, 3 MVP awards, 12 NBA All-Star games, a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain and induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
After being diagnosed with the HIV virus in November, 1991 Magic Johnson announced his retirement from the NBA. His immense popularity resulted in his being voted as a starter in the 1992 All-Star Game, during which he promptly earned MVP honors. Later that year, Magic Johnson became a member of the 1992 United States gold-medal winning Olympic basketball team in Barcelona. He retired ranked among the Lakers’ all-time leaders in virtually every statistical category, averaging 19.7 points, 11.4 assists and 7.3 rebounds in 874 career regular season contests.
Earvin Johnson, Jr. is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magic Johnson Enterprises which was formed in 1987. Through strategic investments, partnerships and endorsements, Magic Johnson Enterprises (MJE) provides products and services that particularly focus on ethnically diverse urban communities.
Magic Johnson Development Corporation develops commercial property in long neglected minority urban and suburban neighborhoods. New, state-of-the-art multiplex theaters under the marquee name Magic Johnson Theaters with partner Sony Entertainment and shopping centers featuring supermarkets and other retail space, are just some of Magic Johnson’s development endeavors. His additional entities include an official T-shirt licensee of the NBA, NFL, NHL and NCAA, and Magic Johnson All-Star Camps, which operate youth and adult basketball camps in Southern California and Hawai’i.
Magic Johnson is also Vice President and part owner of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Speaking to audiences as an athlete, an entrepreneur, and an HIV survivor, Magic Johnson’s presentations are captivating and inspiring.
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As Chairman and Founder of the Magic Johnson Foundation, Inc., Earvin Johnson is dedicated to developing programs and supporting services that address the educational, health and social needs of ethnically diverse, urban communities. Founded in 1991, the Magic Johnson Foundation (MJF) has become one of the most recognizable charitable organizations around the world.
Over the past few years, the MJF has awarded more over $1.1 million to community-based organizations that focus on HIV/AIDS education and prevention, established four HIV/AIDS clinics and has co-created the award-winning “I Stand With Magic” campaign to end HIV/AIDS in the black community. Additionally, the Magic Johnson Foundation has supported more than 800 minority high school students with college scholarships, opened 20 Magic Johnson Community Empowerment Centers located in underserved communities across the country, and provides a range of community-based initiatives including an annual children’s holiday toy drive and semi-annual job fair.