Here's a look at the life of entrepreneur, philanthropist and NBA Hall of Fame point guard Magic Johnson.
Personal: Birth date: August 14, 1959
Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan
Birth name: Earvin Johnson, Jr.
Father: Earvin Johnson, Sr., an autoworker
Mother: Christine Johnson, a school custodian
Marriages: Earleatha "Cookie" Kelly (September 14, 1991-present)
Children: with Cookie Kelly: Elisa (born and adopted January 1995), Earvin III (June 4, 1992); with Melissa Mitchell: Andre (February 20, 1981)
Education: Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan (1977-1979, dropped out)
Other facts: Johnson is 6'9" tall. The average height for an NBA player in the 1980s was 6'7".
The rivalry with Larry Bird, another NBA superstar, began in college. They became friends while shooting a Converse shoe commercial in 1984.
Helped the Lakers win five NBA championships, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987 and 1988.
Was named NBA Most Valuable Player three times, 1987, 1989 and 1990.
Has explained that the way he contracted HIV was through sexual encounters with multiple female partners in the 1980s.
He is CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises which owns radio stations, movie theaters, magazines, real estate, a cable network, a bank, a minor league and a major league baseball team, partnerships with restaurants, Sony, Aetna, Best Buy and more.
Johnson is also chairman and CEO of the Magic Johnson Foundation which was created to assist in the fight against HIV/AIDS through awareness, prevention and education.
Timeline: 1974 - Outstanding high school basketball player, has 36 points, 18 rebounds and 16 assists in one game in his sophomore year, earning himself the nickname "Magic" by sportswriter Fred Stabley, Jr., with the Lansing State Journal.
1975-1977 - Is named to the All-State team and leads his team to a state championship. He's a nationally sought after commodity by college basketball programs and chooses Michigan State University in East Lansing.
1978 - The Michigan State Spartans win the Big Ten Championship.
March 26, 1979 - MSU wins its first NCAA Championship. The Spartans defeat Larry Bird and Indiana State University Sycamores, 75-64. Johnson is named MVP.
1979 - Leaves Michigan State to turn pro. He is the NBA first overall draft pick and is selected by the Los Angeles Lakers.
1980 - At 20 years old, Johnson is the youngest and the first rookie named Finals MVP. The Lakers win 4-2 over the Philadelphia 76ers.
1982 - Is named Finals MVP after a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
1986 - The first annual Midsummer Night's Magic All-Star charity basketball game is held at UCLA. Players include Larry Bird, Dominique Wilkins and Michael Jordan.
1987 - Is named Finals MVP for a 4-2 win over Larry Bird and the Boston Celtics. He is also named League MVP.