When was Magic Johnson retire?

February 24, 2019 Off By idswater

When was Magic Johnson retire?

1996
Magic Johnson/Career end

Why did Magic Johnson retired the second time?

Magic Johnson played in five of Los Angeles’ eight preseason games that year, but he officially called it quits on Nov. 3, 1992 after an outpouring of criticism and concern from players and executives around the league.

When did Magic Johnson return to the NBA?

Magic actually launched a comeback attempt prior to the 1992-93 season, but fears resurfaced when he took the floor. Despite indicating the doctors told him there was no risk of transmission, Johnson’s return during the 1992 preseason was frowned upon.

When did Magic Johnson take over the Lakers?

Jeanie took over as the Lakers owner, and fulfilled her late father’s wishes in 2017 when she handed Johnson the keys to the iconic franchise. A season later, Johnson orchestrated the mega-deal that would bring NBA superstar LeBron James to the Lakers.

Why did Magic Johnson never stop being called Junior?

Only one problem with his famous name — his mother hated it. As a devout Christian, she considered the nickname “blasphemous,” according to NBA History. We’re guessing his folks never stopped calling him Junior — probably even Earvin when they were mad.

When did Magic Johnson announce he had HIV?

On this Nov. 7, legendary Lakers point guard Earvin “Magic” Johnson stunned the entire world when he announced that he had contracted the HIV virus, and would be retiring from NBA immediately.

Magic actually launched a comeback attempt prior to the 1992-93 season, but fears resurfaced when he took the floor. Despite indicating the doctors told him there was no risk of transmission, Johnson’s return during the 1992 preseason was frowned upon.

When did Magic Johnson play in the All Star Game?

Magic Johnson returns for All-Star Game. On November 7, 1991, Earvin “Magic” Johnson held a news conference to announce he had tested positive for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. At the time, Johnson, was one of the biggest stars in basketball, having won five NBA championships with the Lakers and played in 11 All-Star games.

When did Magic Johnson sign with the Lakers?

The 6’9″ point guard, a native of Lansing, Michigan, was famous for his extraordinary passing skills, contagious smile and love of the game. In 1981, he signed a 25-year deal with the Lakers for $25 million, one of the NBA’s first over-the-top contracts.

When did Magic Johnson win the NCAA championship?

As an All-America sophomore Johnson directed his team to the national title in 1979, beating Larry Bird’s Indiana State squad in perhaps the most anticipated (and most watched) NCAA championship game ever played. The always-candid Magic Johnson was a popular player among fans and media in his NBA career.