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Ronnie Speed

  1. 1. My Man: Earvin “Magic” Johnson By: Ronnie Speed BIM-7th Ms. Fricke
  2. 2. Dates You Should Know • Born: August 14, 1959 in Lansing, Michigan • Drafted into the NBA in 1979 • Led his team to a Big Ten Conference title and a spot in the NCAA Tournament in 1978 • NBA Finals MVP: 1980, 1982, and 1987 • NBA Most Valuable Player: 1987, 1989, and 1990
  3. 3. How Earvin Johnson got his name • Earvin Johnson was first appropriately named “Magic” Johnson when he was 15. He was playing for his High School, Everett High School. The reason he received his name was because he, in one game, did a triple-double of 36 points, 18 rebounds and 16 assists. •THAT…….Is impressive!
  4. 4. Senior Year in High School • Magic averaged 28.8 points and 16.8 rebounds per game! • Led his team to a 27-1 win-loss record for the year. • Took his team to a overtime win in the state championship game!
  5. 5. College Years • Johnson attended Michigan State University • Led his team to a 25-5 record • Also helped them receive the Big Ten Conference title, and a spot in the 1978 NCAA Tournament • Only went to college for 2 years, then was drafted into the NBA
  6. 6. NBA Years • Magic Johnson was one of the best men to ever play the sport of basketball • His achievements go on and on and on. Here are his main ones in the NBA: • 5× NBA Champion (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987–1988) • 3× NBA Most Valuable Player (1987, 1989–1990) • 12× All-Star (1980, 1982–1992) • 3× NBA Finals MVP (1980, 1982, 1987) • 9× All-NBA First Team (1983–1991) • All-NBA Second Team (1982) • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1980) • 2× NBA All-Star Game MVP (1990, 1992) • NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team • NCAA Men's Basketball Champion (1979)
  7. 7. The Olympics • Magic Johnson was selected to play on “The Dream Team” in the 1992 Olympics • Johnson was unable to play through most of it due to tearing cartilage in his knee during one of his many games • He still supported his team from the sidelines and they WON!!!
  8. 8. HIV/ AIDS • Magic Johnson was diagnosed with HIV • He started the Magic Johnson Foundation which targeted HIV and taught kids about “safe sex” • The foundation eventually grew and now supports all types of charitable goals

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