Magic Johnson

1959 - Today

Magic Johnson

Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is an American retired professional basketball player and former president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Often regarded as the best point guard of all time, Johnson is also considered to be one of the greatest players in NBA history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Magic Johnson has received more than 15,859,411 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 6th most popular basketball player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 16M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.15

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 65

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.37

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.34

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among basketball players, Magic Johnson ranks 6 out of 925Before him are Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, and Bill Russell. After him are Dennis Rodman, Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Larry Bird, Dražen Petrović, and Radivoj Korać.

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Among people born in 1959, Magic Johnson ranks 19Before him are János Áder, Mike Pence, Emma Thompson, Robert Knepper, Hugh Laurie, and Ahmet Davutoğlu. After him are Ken Watanabe, Mauricio Macri, Bernd Schuster, Sarah, Duchess of York, Gerhard Berger, and Val Kilmer.

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Among people born in United States, Magic Johnson ranks 1,072 out of 12,171Before him are Thomas Huckle Weller (1915), Gore Vidal (1925), Mark David Chapman (1955), John Franklin Enders (1897), Julius Axelrod (1912), and Anna Politkovskaya (1958). After him are Zelda Fitzgerald (1900), Dale T. Mortensen (1939), Tom Wolfe (1930), Frances McDormand (1957), Frederick Cook (1865), and Edward C. Tolman (1886).


Among basketball players born in United States, Magic Johnson ranks 6Before him are Michael Jordan (1963), Wilt Chamberlain (1936), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), Shaquille O'Neal (1972), and Bill Russell (1934). After him are Dennis Rodman (1961), Oscar Robertson (1938), Jerry West (1938), Larry Bird (1956), Julius Erving (1950), and Kobe Bryant (1978).

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