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Moments of Magic
Entertainer Wayne Brady introduced Magic Johnson during the event. Video: 56k | 300k
Photos: American Express Celebrates
the Rewarding Life of Earvin Johnson

Recap: NBA.com All-Star Blog recaps the event
  Career Stats
S/G FG% Rebs Asts APG Pts PPG
13/906 .520 6,559 10,141 11.2 17,707 19.5
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American Express Celebrates Magic Johnson
This red-carpet tribute celebrated the inspiring & rewarding life that Magic Johnson has led both on and off-the-court.
  • The star-studded gala at the famed Shrine Auditorium took place on Thursday, February 12th featuring musical performances by Big Boi of OutKast, Jessica Simpson, Earth, Wind & Fire and others, along with NBA legends Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Charles Barkley, Isiah Thomas, Earl Monroe, George Gervin, Byron Scott, Charles Barkley, along with special guests Andy Garcia, Wayne Brady and dozens of other NBA and Hollywood stars.

  • 1992 All-Star
    Magic comes back to win the MVP.
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    High School Days
    Earvin Becomes Magic
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    "When we won the championship (in 1980), I knew in my mind that I could become something special."
    Magic's Hall of Fame teleconference

    "That first game, I was so excited and so nervous that I ran out of the court leading my team out. I'm trying to be cool but not show that I'm so excited...I trip and stumble and started rolling... I turned around and they (his teammates) were just dying laughing at me."
    Magic's NBA at 50 interview

    "I don't think there will ever be another 6'9" point guard who smiles while he humiliates you."
    --James Worthy, on longtime Lakers teammate Magic Johnson

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