Magic Johnson Bio

(Former Basketball Player, Businessman)

Relationship Statistics of Magic Johnson

What is Magic Johnson marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce): Married
When did Magic Johnson get married ? (married date): September 14, 1991
How many children does Magic Johnson have ? (name): Three (Elisa Johnson, EJ Johnson, and Andre Johnson)
Is Magic Johnson having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Magic Johnson gay ?: No
Who is Magic Johnson wife ? (name): Cookie Johnson

More about the relationship

Magic Johnson is happily married to Earletha Kelly (a.k.a Cookie Johnson). The couple married on the 14th of September 1991.

The wedding took place in Lansing. The wedding was attended by the guests including Thomas, Aguirre, and Herb Williams.

Together, the couple is blessed with two children including a daughter, Elisa Johnson, and a son, EJ Johnson (b. 4th of June 1992).

EJ is a TV Personality and socialite. He came out as openly gay. Also, he stars the reality TV show, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills.

Previously, he was in a relationship with Melissa Mitchell. With Melissa, he has a son, Andre Johnson (b. 1981). Andre is a making director of the Magic Johnson Enterprises.

Who is Magic Johnson?

American Magic Johnson is a hall of frame induced former professional basketball player and businessman. He is renowned for playing the Los Angeles Lakers as the point guard.

In 2009, the magazine, Ebony named him America’s most influential black businessmen. Also, he happens to be the co-owner of the Lakers and an investor of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Sparks.

Magic Johnson- Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Siblings, Education, Early Life

Magic Johnson was born on the 14th of August 1959 in Lansing, Michigan to Earvin Johnson Sr. and Christine Johnson. His birth name is Earvin Johnson Jr.

His father, Earvin used to work as the assembly worker of General Motors. He has six siblings; Pearl, Quincy, Larry, Lois, Yvonne, and Kim. Also, he has three half-siblings, Evelyn, Mary, and Michael Johnson.

Talking about childhood, he was greatly influenced by her parents’ work of ethics. Also, he used to help her parents by collecting the garbage. Due to this reason, his neighborhood children used to called him, Garbage Man.

At the same time, he fell in love with basketball. Also, he used to admire the basketball player, Bill Russell. When he was in grade 8, he became one of the dominant players in junior high. Later, he joined the Everett High School. However, he intended to join Sexton High School.

During the second year, he set the record with a triple-double of 36 points with 18 rebounds and 16 assists. In the final year, he led his High School to state championship games with a 27-1 win record.

Magic Johnson- College & Professional Career

College Career

After completing High School, he joined the Michigan State in East Lansing to become a television commentator. In college, he played with players like Greg Kelser, Jay Vicent, and Mike Berkovich. As a freshman, he completed the season with 17.0 points on average, including 7.9 rebounds, and 7.4 assists.

After two years in college with average points of 17.1, 7.6 rebounds, and 7.9 assists per game, he was drafted at the 1979 NBA draft.

Basketball Career

In 1979, Los Angeles Lakers drafted Magic Johnson in the team. At the time, he played alongside the player, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. In the NBS All-Rookie Team, he scored the average score of 18 points along with 7.7 rebounds, and 7.3 assists.

The following year, he missed 45 games due to the torn cartilage. Moving forward, he signed a 25-year contract with the Lakers worth $25 million making him the highest-paid players in the entire history at the time.

In the 1982-83 NBQ season, he earned 16.8 points on average with 8.6 rebounds and 10.5 assists per game.  In the season, he earned his first nomination All-NBA first team.

The following season, Laker went to the finals for the third time in the row. However, the team lost with the score 124-121 as Johnson couldn’t get the shot before the final buzzer.

In the 1985-86 season, he had his career-high points with 23.9 points on average with 12.2 assists and 6.3 rebounds per game. The season, he received the MVP titles in the final. The following year, he received completed the season with 19.6 pints on average with 6.2 rebounds per game. The year, he missed 10 games due to the groin injury.

As time passes, he grew as one of the strongest players in the NBA. During the 1991-92 NBA season, he discovered to be positive for HIV. On the 7th of November 1991, he took retirement by making a public announcement.

Despite the fact, he took retirement, in 1992, he was chosen to play for the US Basketball team in Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics.

Post-Basketball Career

After his retirement, he published his book, Safe Sex and worked as a commentator of NBC. Also, he founded the Magic Johnson Foundation. In 1993, he made his comeback as a coach replacing the coach Randy Pfund and Bill Bertka.

Besides that, he also works at the hot of the night talk-show, The Magic Hour of Fox Network. Apart from that, he also runs the various business ventures including the Magic Johnson Enterprise worth $700 million. On the 21st of 2017, he became the president of the basketball operation for the Los Angeles Lakers.

On the 9th of April 2019, he resigned from the post and to became the NBA ambassador.

Magic Johnson- Net Worth, Salary

As of 2020, he has an estimated net worth of $1 billion. Details on his salary are not available. However, the major source of his income is his business ventures.

Body Measurements- Height & Weight

Magic Johnson has black eyes with clean-shaven hair. He stands at a height of 6 feet 9 inches and weighs around 100 kg.

Magic Johnson- Controversy & Rumors

Recently, he received a temporary restraining order from a man named Willie Frazier. He mentioned that Willie has been harassing him and his employees for years.

Also, there were rumors that he is gay or bisexual. However, he denied the rumors. At the time, he accused Isiah Lord Thomas of spreading the rumors that he declined.

Social Media

Magic has over 5m followers on Twitter, over 3.8k followers on Twitter, and over 2.5m followers on Instagram.

On Twitter, he is following the personalities like Josh Reddick, Bill Clinton, and Tim Kaine.

 

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