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Sports Superstars Earvin 'Magic' Johnson, John Elway, Mark Messier, Gary Player & Kelly Slater Among Those Named 2007 Buoniconti Fund Great Sports Legends
Earthtimes.org - USA - Sports superstars and philanthropic icons will be recognized at the 22nd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner on Monday, September 17 at New York's Waldorf=Astoria Hotel. The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis is a non-profit organization that is the national fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, the world's largest, most comprehensive spinal cord injury research center, based at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

The 2007 Great Sports Legends are:

-- Earvin "Magic" Johnson - five-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers
-- John Elway - Denver Broncos Hall of Fame NFL quarterback
-- Mark Messier - New York
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Celebrities : Mark Messier, Gary Player, Earvin Johnson, Kelly Slater, John Elway
Categories : Athlete News
Posted 7/16/2007 10:07:45 AM | Permalink
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Jeff Green Will Attend New York City Fundraiser In Honor Of Sports Heroes Johnson, Palmer, Gretzky And Torre On Monday
AHN - USA - Kentucky native and NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver Jeff Green isn't accustomed to hob-knobbing with the rich and famous.

But that's what he'll be doing this Monday in Manhattan when he attends the Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope gala dinner.

The sixth annual event will honor sports legends Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Joe Torre, Wayne Gretzky, Arnold Palmer, Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani for their philanthropic efforts with respective charities.

The event will feature a silent auction of sports memorabilia and other items to raise funds for each participating celebrities' charities and foundations.

"Live with Regis and Kelly" host Regis Philbin will
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Celebrities : Boomer Esiason, Jeff Green, Earvin Johnson, Rudy Giuliani, Arnold Palmer, Joe Torre, Wayne Gretzky, Dan Marino
Categories : Celebrity Appearances, Celebrity Causes, Athlete News
Posted 6/14/2007 02:06:58 AM | Permalink
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WSAU (blog)

​Greatest NBA Player In The 80's: Magic or Bird?
WSAU (blog)
I've kept close tabs on Earvin Johnson's basketball career. From his high school hooping days at Lansing Everett, to Michigan State and then reaching the pinnacle in the NBA as a Laker. I'm a little biased because I've been rooting for the 'hometown ...

Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James on his passing ability: 'I'm right up there with Earvin'
Cleveland Cavaliers
LeBron James put on a clinic with his amazing play on both ends as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. James had the whole package on display: amazing defense, dazzling dunks and the difficult ...

Detroit Free Press

Why Magic Johnson is Michigan's top college basketball player all-time
Detroit Free Press
Magic Johnson's legend was born in East Lansing. Johnson, a 6-foot-8 phenom from nearby Lansing Everett, was a recruiting coup for then first-year Michigan State basketball coach Jud Heathcote in 1977. Johnson played guard for the first time during his ...

NBA.com

Legends profile: Magic Johnson
NBA.com
Born on August 14, 1959, Earvin Johnson Jr. grew up in Lansing, Mich., with nine brothers and sisters. His father worked in a General Motors plant; his mother was a school custodian. Young Earvin passed the time by singing on street corners with his ...

CBSSports.com

Lakers fined $50K for Magic Johnson's comments about Giannis Antetokounmpo
CBSSports.com
Less than six months after being punished by the NBA for tampering with Paul George, the Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly been fined $50,000 for violating the league's anti-tampering rules with Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. As first reported ...

Utica Observer Dispatch

GALLERY: Today in History, May 22
Utica Observer Dispatch
Los Angeles Lakers Earvin Johnson hangs onto the rim and Philadephia 76ers Julius Erving's arm after stuffing a basket during first half NBA Championship action in Philadelphia on May 22, 1983 (AP Photo/Peter Morgan). [20/109]. A young unidentified ...

La Provincia

Johnson-Odom positivo a un controllo antidoping
La Provincia
CREMONA - La Vanoli Basket Cremona comunica di aver ricevuto in data odierna comunicazione dalla Procura Antidoping del Coni che il giocatore Darius Earvin Johnson-Odom, a seguito di un normale controllo antidoping, effettuato lo scorso 6 maggio ...

Quartz

Magic Johnson is such a perfectionist that he'd crush his own mom in basketball. Would you?
Quartz
Before becoming one of the most accomplished legends in NBA history, Earvin Johnson Jr. helped his father haul trash in Lansing, Michigan. (He also dribbled everywhere he walked, and slept with his basketball.) “My job was to get the loose trash, and ...
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