Magic Johnson

1959 - Today

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is an American former 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 played 13 seasons for the Lakers and was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Magic Johnson has received more than 17,766,145 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia. Magic Johnson is the 6th most popular basketball player, the 657th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,072nd 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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Among basketball players, Magic Johnson ranks 6 out of 1,264Before him are Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Shaquille O'Neal, and Bill Russell. After him are Dennis Rodman, Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant, Jerry West, Clyde Drexler, and Scottie Pippen.

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Among people born in 1959, Magic Johnson ranks 7Before him are Luc Besson, Kevin Spacey, Carlo Ancelotti, Morrissey, Jens Stoltenberg, and Emma Thompson. After him are Evo Morales, John McEnroe, Klaus Iohannis, Maurizio Sarri, Hugh Laurie, and Robert Knepper.

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Among people born in United States, Magic Johnson ranks 657 out of 15,968Before him are John Glenn (1921), John Malkovich (1953), Sidney Lumet (1924), Joan Crawford (1904), Michael Bloomberg (1942), and Glenn Miller (1904). After him are Walter Matthau (1920), Irving Langmuir (1881), Asaph Hall (1829), Larry Hagman (1931), John Lee Hooker (1917), and Matthew C. Perry (1794).


Among basketball players born in United States, Magic Johnson ranks 6Before him are Michael Jordan (1963), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), Wilt Chamberlain (1936), Shaquille O'Neal (1972), and Bill Russell (1934). After him are Dennis Rodman (1961), Larry Bird (1956), Kobe Bryant (1978), Jerry West (1938), Clyde Drexler (1962), and Scottie Pippen (1965).

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