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Magic Johnson

1959 - Today

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is an American former professional basketball player. He is often regarded as the greatest point guard of all-time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Magic Johnson has received more than 24,455,920 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Magic Johnson is the 6th most popular basketball player, the 924th most popular biography from United States (down from 657th in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Basketball Player.

Magic Johnson is most famous for leading the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA championships and for being a 12-time NBA All-Star.

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  • 24M

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  • 62.64

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 68

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.26

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.07

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among basketball players, Magic Johnson ranks 6 out of 1,268Before him are Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, Wilt Chamberlain, and Bill Russell. After him are Kobe Bryant, Dennis Rodman, Larry Bird, Clyde Drexler, Oscar Robertson, and Jerry West.

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Among people born in 1959, Magic Johnson ranks 14Before him are János Áder, Emma Thompson, Evo Morales, Bryan Adams, Sean Bean, and Ken Watanabe. After him are Hugh Laurie, Bernd Schuster, Maurizio Sarri, Sarah, Duchess of York, Kyle MacLachlan, and Robert Knepper.

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Among people born in United States, Magic Johnson ranks 924 out of 18,182Before him are Davy Crockett (1786), Arthur Leonard Schawlow (1921), Larry Flynt (1942), Christian B. Anfinsen (1916), Virginia Satir (1916), and George Kennedy (1925). After him are Billy Joel (1949), Jerry Goldsmith (1929), Neale Donald Walsch (1943), David Lee (1931), Otis Redding (1941), and Tony Bennett (1926).


Among basketball players born in United States, Magic Johnson ranks 6Before him are Michael Jordan (1963), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), Shaquille O'Neal (1972), Wilt Chamberlain (1936), and Bill Russell (1934). After him are Kobe Bryant (1978), Dennis Rodman (1961), Larry Bird (1956), Clyde Drexler (1962), Oscar Robertson (1938), and Jerry West (1938).

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