Full Name: Earvin Johnson Jr.
Born: 8/14/59 in Lansing, Mich.
Height: 6-9; Weight: 255 lbs.
High School: Everett (Lansing)
College: Michigan State
Drafted by: L.A. Lakers (1979)
Transactions: Retired, 11/7/91; Activated, 1/29/96; Retired, 5/14/96
Nickname: Magic
Honors: Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2002); NBA champion (1980, '82, '85, '87, '88); NBA Finals MVP (1980, '82, '87); NBA MVP (1987, '89, '90); Nine-time All-NBA First Team (1983-91); All-NBA Second Team (1982); 12-time All-Star; All-Star MVP (1990, '92); Olympic gold medalist (1992); One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996).
Complete Bio | Summary | Complete Stats

NBA Regular Season | Playoffs | All-Star | College
RECORDS: Holds career record for highest assists-per-game average—11.2. ... Shares career record for most consecutive seasons leading league in steals—2.
HONORS: NBA Most Valuable Player (1986-87, 1988-89, 1989-90). ... IBM Award, for all-around contributions to team’s success (1983-84). ... All-NBA First Team (1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91). ... All-NBA Second Team (1981-82). ... NBA All-Rookie Team (1979-80). ... J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1991-92).
NOTES: Led NBA with 3.43 steals per game (1980-81) and 2.67 steals per game (1981-82).
Year
Team
G
Min.
FGM
FGA
Pct.
FTM
FTA
Pct.
Off.
Def.
Tot.
Ast.
St.
Blk.
TO
Pts.
RPG
APG
PPG
79-80
Los Angeles
77
2795
503
949
.530
374
462
.810
166
430
596
563
187
41
305
1387
7.7
7.3
18.0
80-81
Los Angeles
37
1371
312
587
.532
171
225
.760
101
219
320
317
127
27
143
798
8.6
8.6
21.6
81-82
Los Angeles
78
2991
556
1036
.537
329
433
.760
252
499
751
743
208
34
286
1447
9.6
9.5
18.6
82-83
Los Angeles
79
2907
511
933
.548
304
380
.800
214
469
683
*829
176
47
301
1326
8.6
*10.5
16.8
83-84
Los Angeles
67
2567
441
780
.565
290
358
.810
99
392
491
875
150
49
306
1178
7.3
*13.1
17.6
84-85
L.A. Lakers
77
2781
504
899
.561
391
464
.843
90
386
476
968
113
25
305
1406
6.2
12.6
18.3
85-86
L.A. Lakers
72
2578
483
918
.526
378
434
.871
85
341
426
*907
113
16
273
1354
5.9
*12.6
18.8
86-87
L.A. Lakers
80
2904
683
1308
.522
535
631
.848
122
382
504
*977
138
36
300
1909
6.3
*12.2
23.9
87-88
L.A. Lakers
72
2637
490
996
.492
417
489
.853
88
361
449
858
114
13
269
1408
6.2
11.9
19.6
88-89
L.A. Lakers
77
2886
579
1137
.509
513
563
*.911
111
496
607
988
138
22
312
1730
7.9
12.8
22.5
89-90
L.A. Lakers
79
2937
546
1138
.480
567
637
.890
128
394
522
907
132
34
289
1765
6.6
11.5
22.3
90-91
L.A. Lakers
79
2933
466
976
.477
519
573
.906
105
446
551
989
102
17
*314
1531
7.0
12.5
19.4
91-92
L.A. Lakers
Did not play—retired.
92-93
L.A. Lakers
Did not play—retired.
93-94
L.A. Lakers
Did not play—retired.
94-95
L.A. Lakers
Did not play—retired.
95-96
L.A. Lakers
32
958
137
294
.466
172
201
.856
40
143
183
220
26
13
103
468
5.7
6.9
14.6
Totals
L.A. Lakers
906
33245
6211
11951
.520
4960
5850
.848
1601
4958
6559
10141
1724
374
3506
17707
7.2
11.2
19.5
Three-point field goals: 1979-80, 7-for-31 (.226). 1980-81, 3-for-17 (.176). 1981-82, 6-for-29 (.207). 1982-83, 0-for-21. 1983-84, 6-for-29 (.207). 1984-85, 7-for-37 (.189). 1985-86, 10-for-43 (.233). 1986-87, 8-for-39 (.205). 1987-88, 11-for-56 (.196). 1988-89, 59-for-188 (.314). 1989-90, 106-for-276 (.384). 1990-91, 80-for-250 (.320). 1995-96, 22-for-58 (.379). Totals, 325-for-1074 (.303).
Personal fouls/disqualifications: 1979-80, 218/1. 1980-81, 100/0. 1981-82, 223/1. 1982-83, 200/1. 1983-84, 169/1. 1984-85, 155/0. 1985-86, 133/0. 1986-87, 168/0. 1987-88, 147/0. 1988-89, 172/0. 1989-90, 167/1. 1990-91, 150/0. 1995-96, 48/0. Totals, 2050/5.

NOTES: NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (1980, 1982, 1987). ... Holds career playoff record for most assists—2,346. ... Holds NBA Finals single-series records for highest assists-per-game average—14.0 (1985); and highest assists-per-game average by a rookie—8.7 (1980). ... Holds NBA Finals single-game records for most points by a rookie—42 (May 16, 1980, vs. Philadelphia); most assists—21 (June 3, 1984, vs. Boston); most assists by a rookie—11 (May 7, 1980, vs. Philadelphia); and most assists in one half—14 (June 19, 1988, vs. Detroit). ... Shares NBA Finals single-game record for most assists in one quarter—8 (four times). ... Holds single-series playoff record for highest assists-per-game average—17.0 (1985). ... Shares single-game playoff records for most free throws made in one half—19 (May 8, 1991, vs. Golden State); most assists—24 (May 15, 1984, vs. Phoenix); and most assists in one half—15 (May 3, 1985, vs. Portland).
Year
Team
G
Min.
FGM
FGA
Pct.
FTM
FTA
Pct.
Off.
Def.
Tot.
Ast.
St.
Blk.
TO
Pts.
RPG
APG
PPG
79-80
Los Angeles
16
658
103
199
.518
85
106
.802
52
116
168
151
49
6
65
293
10.5
9.4
18.3
80-81
Los Angeles
3
127
19
49
.388
13
20
.650
8
33
41
21
8
3
11
51
13.7
7
17.0
81-82
Los Angeles
14
562
83
157
.529
77
93
.828
54
104
158
130
40
3
44
243
11.3
9.3
17.4
82-83
Los Angeles
15
643
100
206
.485
68
81
.840
51
77
128
192
34
12
64
268
8.5
12.8
17.9
83-84
Los Angeles
21
837
151
274
.551
80
100
.800
26
113
139
284
42
20
79
382
6.6
13.5
18.2
84-85
L.A. Lakers
19
687
116
226
.513
100
118
.847
19
115
134
289
32
4
76
333
7.1
15.2
17.5
85-86
L.A. Lakers
14
541
110
205
.537
82
107
.766
21
79
100
211
27
1
45
302
7.1
15.1
21.6
86-87
L.A. Lakers
18
666
146
271
.539
98
118
.831
28
111
139
219
31
7
51
392
7.7
12.2
21.8
87-88
L.A. Lakers
24
965
169
329
.514
132
155
.852
32
98
130
303
34
4
83
477
5.4
12.6
19.9
88-89
L.A. Lakers
14
518
85
174
.489
78
86
.907
15
68
83
165
27
3
53
258
5.9
11.8
18.4
89-90
L.A. Lakers
9
376
76
155
.490
70
79
.886
12
45
57
115
11
1
36
227
6.3
12.8
25.2
90-91
L.A. Lakers
19
823
118
268
.440
157
178
.882
23
131
154
240
23
0
77
414
8.1
12.6
21.8
95-96
L.A. Lakers
4
135
15
39
.385
28
33
.848
8
26
34
26
0
0
12
61
8.5
6.5
15.3
Totals
L.A. Lakers
190
7538
1291
2552
.506
1068
1274
.838
349
1116
1465
2346
358
64
696
3701
7.7
12.3
19.5
Three-point field goals: 1979-80, 2-for-8 (.250). 1981-82, 0-for-4. 1982-83, 0-for-11. 1983-84, 0-for-7. 1984-85, 1-for-7 (.143). 1985-86, 0-for-11. 1986-87, 2-for-10 (.200). 1987-88, 7-for-14 (.500). 1988-89, 10-for-35 (.286). 1989-90, 5-for-25 (.200). 1990-91, 21-for-71 (.296). 1995-96, 3-for-9 (.333). Totals, 51-for-212 (.241).
Personal fouls/disqualifications: 1979-80, 47/1. 1980-81, 14/1. 1981-82, 50/0. 1982-83, 49/0. 1983-84, 71/0. 1984-85, 48/0. 1985-86, 43/0. 1986-87, 37/0. 1987-88, 61/0. 1988-89, 30/1. 1989-90, 28/0. 1990-91, 43/0. 1995-96, 3/0. Totals, 524/3.

NBA All-Star Game
NOTES: NOTES: NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player (1990, 1992). ... Holds career records for most assists—127; and most three-point field goals made—10. ... Holds single-game record for most assists—22 (1984, OT).
Year
Team
Min.
FGM
FGA
Pct.
FTM
FTA
Pct.
Off.
Def.
Tot.
Ast.
PF.
Dq.
ST
Blk.
TO
Pts.
1980
—Los Angeles
24
5
8
.625
2
2
1.000
2
0
2
4
3
0
3
2
2
12
1982
—Los Angeles
23
5
9
.556
6
7
.857
3
1
4
7
5
0
0
0
1
16
1983
—Los Angeles
33
7
16
.438
3
4
.750
3
2
5
16
2
0
5
0
7
17
1984
—Los Angeles
37
6
13
.462
2
2
1.000
4
5
9
22
3
0
3
2
4
15
1985
—L.A. Lakers
31
7
14
.500
7
8
.875
2
3
5
15
2
0
1
0
3
21
1986
—L.A. Lakers
28
1
3
.333
4
4
1.000
0
4
4
15
4
0
1
0
9
6
1987
—L.A. Lakers
34
4
10
.400
1
2
.500
1
6
7
13
2
0
4
0
1
9
1988
—L.A. Lakers
39
4
15
.267
9
9
1.000
1
5
6
19
2
0
2
2
8
17
1989
—L.A. Lakers
Selected, did not play—injured.
1990
—L.A. Lakers
25
9
15
.600
0
0
...
1
5
6
4
1
0
0
1
3
22
1991
—L.A. Lakers
28
7
16
.438
0
0
...
1
3
4
3
1
0
0
0
3
16
1992
—L.A. Lakers
29
9
12
.750
4
4
1.000
3
2
5
9
0
0
2
0
7
25
Totals
331
64
131
.489
38.000
42
.905
21
36
57
127
25
0
21
7
48
176
Three-point field goals: 1980, 0-for-1. 1983, 0-for-1. 1984, 1-for-3 (.333). 1986, 0-for-1. 1988, 0-for-1. 1990, 4-for-6 (.667). 1991, 2-for-5 (.400). 1992, 3-for-3. Totals, 10-for-21 (.476).

Michigan State
NOTES: Member of NCAA championship team (1979). ... NCAA Division I Tournament Most Outstanding Player (1979). ... The Sporting News All-America first team (1979).
Year
Team
G
Min.
FGM
FGA
Pct.
FTM
FTA
Pct.
Reb.
Ast.
Pts.
RPG
APG
PPG
77-78
Michigan State
30
...
175
382
.458
161
205
.785
237
222
511
7.9
7.4
17
78-79
Michigan State
32
1159
173
370
.468
202
240
.842
234
269
548
7.3
8.4
17.1
Totals
62
...
348
752
.463
363
445
.816
471
491
1059
7.6
7.9
17.1