He fell in love with sport as a child, in front of the TV: “I was watching Bill Russell and Oscar Robertson , I dreamed of being like them. “Clear ideas right from the start:” Every Sunday I saw the games with my father, then I went to the pitch and tried to do what I had just seen. I wanted to play in the NBA since I was 8-9 years old. “Because dreams come true, but the first step is to believe in them. Earvin Johnson Jr. , for everyone Magic Johnson , history has made it like this too. Born in Lansing, Michigan, on August 14, 1959, he is the idol of a generation of basketball players thanks to the 5 titles won with Lakers of Showtime, in the sign of a rivalry – the one with the Boston Celtics and Larry Bird – spectacular and capable of changing the fortunes of the NBA. Playmaker dynamic and with an excellent vision of the game, he made the physicist the winning weapon to revolutionize basketball, becoming with 206 cm the tallest ever to play in a role usually reserved for the shortest and fastest player on a team.
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