Did Magic Johnson win a college championship?

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After winning championships in high school and college, Johnson was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA draft by the Lakers. 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.

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Beside this, did Magic Johnson win an NCAA championship?

March Madness Classics. On March 26th, 1979, all eyes turned to Salt Lake City as Larry Bird and Magic Johnson faced off for the NCAA basketball championship. The Spartans took the title, 75-64 behind Magic's 24 points.

Beside above, did Magic Johnson go to college? Michigan State Spartans men's basketball 1977–1979

Keeping this in consideration, what year did Magic Johnson win the NCAA championship?

1979 NCAA Division I Basketball Championship Game

1979 NCAA Tournament Championship Game
1 2 Total Michigan State 37 38 75 Indiana State 28 36 64
Date March 26, 1979
Arena Special Events Center
Location Salt Lake City, Utah

What records did Magic Johnson Break?

Magic Johnson surpassed Oscar Robertson as the National Basketball Association's all-time leader for assists in the Los Angeles Lakers' 112-106 victory over the Dallas Mavericks tonight. Entering the game, Johnson, three times the league's most valuable player, needed 9 assists to break Robertson's record of 9,887.

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How much is Magic Johnson worth?

After winning championships in high school and college, Johnson was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA draft by the Lakers. As of 2020, Magic Johnson's net worth is approximately $600 Million dollars, and he's one of the richest athletes in the world.

Who is better Magic or Bird?

Larry was a much better shooter. Magic was more athletic. Magic - because of his position - had more assists; Larry had more rebounds. Bird was the better scorer - but both could score when needed to.

Who most NBA rings?

Bill Russell

Who owns LA Lakers?

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Why did Magic quit the Lakers?

Magic Johnson said he abruptly left the Los Angeles Lakers last month in part because he felt betrayed by general manager Rob Pelinka. And that irked Johnson, the former president of basketball operations, and helped lead to his sudden exit.

What does Magic Johnson own?

Over the years, Magic Johnson Enterprises has continually invested ownership in many lucrative businesses such as the Los Angeles Lakers, movie theaters and restaurants in the United States, including T.G.I. Friday's, Sodexo, and Burger King locations.

Which are the only two teams to play in the Final Four in their hometown?

2. Which are the only two teams to play in the Final four in their hometown?
  • UCLA and Houston.
  • Butler and UCLA.
  • N.C. State and Butler.
  • Louisville and UCLA.

Are Magic Johnson and Larry Bird friends?

Retired NBA superstars Magic Johnson (left) and Larry Bird, who had an intense rivalry during the 1980s that captured the nation, also developed a close friendship. They detail their relationship in the new book When the Game Was Ours.

How many times did Bird and Magic meet in the finals?

They met three times in the Finals. In 1984, the Celtics prevailed in seven games.

How old is Larrybird?

63 years (December 7, 1956)

What nationality is Larry Bird?


How many years did Magic Johnson go to Michigan State?

Magic Johnson
Personal information
College Michigan State (1977–1979)
NBA draft 1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career 1979–1991, 1996

Who played with Magic Johnson?

Teammates Statistics & Data Below
Player Team(s) League(s)
Michael Cooper Lakers NBA
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Lakers NBA
James Worthy Lakers NBA
Byron Scott Lakers NBA

How is magic still alive?

7, 1991, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Earvin "Magic" Johnson shocked the world when he announced that he had contracted HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. After the press conference, the perception was that Johnson had just pronounced his own death sentence. So why is Johnson still alive?

Who played basketball with Larry Bird?

No. Player
44 Danny Ainge
33 Larry Bird
12 Otis Birdsong
34 Kevin Gamble

Where is Larry Bird right now?

Larry Bird, NBA legend and president of the Indiana Pacers, is selling his home in Naples, Fl., for $4.8 million. The former Boston Celtics player recently signed a multiyear contract with the Pacers.

How many triple doubles does Magic Johnson have?

Magic Johnson has the most NBA career postseason triple-doubles with 30, and is also third in regular season triple-doubles with 138.