Magic Johnson Essay

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Earvin “Magic” Johnson His career at Michigan State was something that the school will always remember because of the standout athlete that he was. Magic went to school mainly because of the opportunity of free education. To get his degree in communication was what he had wanted for a long time because he wanted to have the career of a television commentator. He also wanted to play college basketball but he never thought he would surpass the collegiate level of play. His freshmen year the Spartans had a record of 25-5 and clinched the Big 10 Conference Title. In the 1978-1979 season Magic was voted most outstanding player of the Final Four and only after two years of college basketball, he entered the NBA draft. The Los Angeles Lakers had the first pick of the 1979 draft and they chose Magic. During his rookie season he was an All Rookie selection, a starter in the NBA All-Star Game and he is also the only rookie to win the NBA Finals MVP. Magic was noticed mostly because, not only was he the tallest point guard but he also because of his style of play. His passes were amazing, he was so smooth, so unselfish, and he always wanted to get everyone on his team involved. Finally realizing that his career as a professional athlete was over he wanted to spend a lot of his time inspiring HIV positive people to achieve their goals but still have an impact on Magic has a great influence on his community and what he does isn’t really noticed that much outside that specific area. For the Los Angeles County, Magic gets involved in many activities and people are definitely impacted by him and what he does. He believes that the youth should be involved with sport and physical activity and because of this, Magic holds basketball camps/clinics during the summer and sometimes the camps are ran with other basketball greats such as John Wooden. Johnson

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