Magic Johnson Bio
Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr., born on 14 August 1959 in Lansing, Michigan, is an American retired professional basketball player. He is best known as a point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Magic Johnson was selected by the Lakers in the 1979 NBA draft. From 1980 to 1988 he won five championships with the Lakers. In 1991 he announced that he had contracted HIV and retired abruptly, but he returned twice (in 1992 and 1996) before retiring indefinitely.
During his basketball career, his achievements include three NBA MVP Awards, twelve All-Star games, nine NBA Finals appearances and ten All-NBA First and Second Team nominations. He was also a member of the United States men’s Olympic basketball team (The Dream Team) in 1992, which won the Olympic gold medal.
Magic Johnson Personal Details
- Born Name: Earvin Johnson Jr.
- Age (in 2017): 58
- Date of Birth: August 14, 1959
- Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- Occupation: Sport, Professional Basketball Player
- Net worth: 500 Million
- Official Website: http://magicjohnson.com/
- Official Twitter: @MagicJohnson
Magic Johnson Family Tree
- Wife name: Earlitha “Cookie” Kelly
- Boy: Andre Johnson
- Boy: Earvin III “EJ” Johnson
- Daughter: Elisa Johnson (Adopted)
- Father name: Earvin Johnson Sr.
- Mother name: Christine Johnson
- Brother: Larry Johnson
- Brother: Quincy Johnson
- Brother: Michael Johnson
- Brother: Lois Johnson
- Sister: Evelyn Johnson
- Sister: Mary Johnson
- Sister: Pearl Johnson
- Sister: Kim Johnson
- Sister: Yvonne Johnson
- Father-in-Law name: Earl Kelly
- Mother-in-Law name: Cora Kelly
Magic Johnson Relationship History
Below is the relationship and dating history for Magic Johnson with his past and current girlfriend details.
Magic Johnson dated:
- Heather Hunter – Magic Johnson had an encounter with American porn star Heather Hunter.
- Melissa Mitchell (1980) – Magic Johnson dated Melissa Mitchell. They have one child together.
- Kathleen Sullivan (1985) – Magic Johnson had an encounter with American journalist Kathleen Sullivan.
- Earlitha “Cookie” Kelly (1991-PRESENT) – Magic Johnson married Cookie Kelly on 14 September 1991 in Lansing. They have one biological and one adoptive child together.
Magic Johnson Body Measurements, Weight Loss, Diet and Exercise Routine
Magic Johnson Body Measurements
- Height in Feet: 6′ 9″
- Height in Centimeters: 206 cm
- Weight in Pounds: 231 pounds
- Weight in Kilogram: 105 kg
Magic Johnson’s diet consists mostly of grilled chicken, fish, fruit and vegetables. Every morning he has a banana before his workout, and oatmeal with a protein shake after.
When he retired from basketball Magic Johnson gained a lot or weight because he was less active than he was when he was a player.
Magic Johnson works out in the gym, where he does one hour or weightlifting and one hour of cardio. He is often on the treadmill. Even after retirement, he still exercises on the basketball court. He would also run a couple of miles.
He works out five days a week.
Charles Glass (weight training)
Michael Blanks (drenched cardio)
Magic Johnson Fun Facts
Magic Johnson Quotes
“I am a businessman. This is what I do each and every day. I love it. I love coming to work. I never have a bad day.”
“I enjoy being the messenger for God in terms of letting people know about HIV and AIDS.”
“I have to tell you, I’m proudest of my life off the court. There will always be great basketball players who bounce that little round ball, but my proudest moments are affecting people’s lives, effecting change, being a role model in the community.”