Ervin "Magic" Johnson| #32 | 1979 - 1996

Johnson spent all 13 of his NBA seasons in a Lakers uniform, the first in 1979 after being selected with the No. 1 overall pick. He helped lead the club to the NBA Finals his rookie year, even starting at center in Game 6, while recording 42 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists. With his performance, he became the first rookie in NBA history to win an NBA Finals MVP. Johnson played an integral role in the Lakers success during the “Showtime” era during the 1980s, guiding the club to eight NBA Finals appearances and five championships. His no-look passes on the fastbreak and pinpoint lobs for alley-oops was a consistent part of the Lakers flashy style of play during that time. For his career, Johnson averaged 19.5 points, 11.2 assists and 7.2 rebounds.

  • Five-time NBA champion (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987-1988)
  • Three-time NBA Finals MVP (1980, 1982, 1987)
  • Three-time NBA MVP (1987, 1989-1990)
  • 12-time NBA All-Star (1980, 1982-1992)
  • Nine-time All-NBA First Team (1983-1991)
  • Four-time NBA assists leader (1983-1984, 1986-1987)
  • Ranks first all-time in franchise history in assists (10,141) and free-throw percentage (84.8), second in steals (1,724) and third in rebounds (6,559)
  • Los Angeles Lakers #32 jersey retired
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