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Magic Johnson
Name : Magic Johnson
Gender : Male
Date of Birth : 1959-08-14
Place of Birth : Lansing, Michigan
Country Of Nationality : United States
TNN Categories : Athletes,Business Speaker,Celebrity,Speaker
Brief Bio : Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Jr. (born August 14, 1959 in Lansing, Michigan) is a retired American National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers. Before joining the NBA,... - More...
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Magic Johnson keynote speaker for Benton Harbor School District fundraiser
WNDU-TV - NBA legend, Earvin Magic Johnson wasthe keynote speaker at a fundraiser for the Benton Harbor School District Sunday night.

Johnson spoke at 6:30 at Lake Michigan College.

There was a meet and greet session with Magic Johnson earlier Sunday afternoon.

According to our reporting partners at WSJM, the plan is to raise money for scholarships for district graduates.

Ticket sales netted about 35,000 of the $50.000 goal.

Sunday night, a silent auction with Magic Johnson memorabilia brought in the $15,000 needed to reach the goal.

“His message is what counted. Education is so important. He wouldn't be where he is today if he didn't have the
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Posted 4/18/2010 12:04:57 AM | Permalink
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Five Minutes With: Magic Johnson
By Dave D'Alessandro/The Star-Ledger, The Star-Ledger - Seated courtside watching the Nets and Sixers Wednesday night at Wachovia Center was the greatest point guard in NBA history, who was in town for a speaking engagement. And to his credit, Magic Johnson didn’t shield his eyes from the fiasco, or let the Nets’ presence affect his perpetually upbeat mood.

Q. Did you ever think in your lifetime that you’d see a 7-61 team?

MAGIC: No. No. It’s not good for our league,and it’s not good for the Nets. And the worst part of it is they may not even get the first pick. So I’m hoping those lottery balls fall
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Posted 3/17/2010 12:03:56 AM | Permalink
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The Magic Continues: Baron Davis and Paul Pierce's LA Stars Celebrity and NBA Basketball Games
LAist - Los Angeles, CA, USA - On a mid-summer night every year for two decades, some of the biggest names in basketball and Hollywood were summoned to the hardwood by Magic Johnson and a good cause. Last year, Magic stepped down and handed over the torch to Baron Davis and Paul Pierce, two NBA All-Stars and native Angelenos.

Sunday night at USC's Galen Center, the Davis/Pierce administration carried on the tradition of sloppy yet utterly entertaining basketball for charity for the Second Annual LA Stars Weekend.

The night kicked off with the celebrity basketball game which included the likes of Scrubs' Donald Faison, boxer, Sugar Shane Mosely, Superman
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Posted 8/6/2007 12:08:36 AM | Permalink
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Relationship marketing is a team effort
Bizjournals.com - Charlotte, NC, USA - Relationship Marketing is vital for business success. We long ago passed the era of the "derby hat and cigar puffing used car salesman" type of mentality. Today's buyers want someone they can trust, rely on and have confidence in to build a relationship and do business.

Due to the fast-changing nature of today's world with technology we also need relationship marketing for our team. You really need to "sell" yourself to your team to have them part of your marketing. Establishing, building and maintaining quality, profitable relationships goes beyond customers. It relates to the entire team around you.

Steve Epner is a
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Posted 7/30/2007 12:07:54 AM | Permalink
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Magic Johnson Leads List of 2007 Freedom Award Recipients
Memphis Daily News - TN, USA - Former NBA star Magic Johnson, historian John Hope Franklin and Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf were named Tuesday as recipients of the National Civil Rights Museum's annual Freedom Awards.

The museum on the site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in Downtown Memphis will hand out the awards at an Oct. 23 banquet.

The museum said it was honoring Johnson for his work since leaving the NBA on promoting economic development, improved health care and educational opportunities in low-income urban neighborhoods and "underserved communities throughout the United States."

Johnson, 47, retired from the NBA after contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and became
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Posted 7/25/2007 12:07:13 AM | Permalink
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Magic Johnson tells Newark to get smart on HIV/AIDS
All TV - New Jersey, USA - To reach a generation that has always known him as HIV-positive, Earvin "Magic" Johnson knows he can't rely on the shock factor to spread his message.

So he dangles Los Angeles Lakers tickets as an incentive for teens who take an AIDS test. He enlists infected high school and college students to join him onstage in cities and classrooms around the country. And he says it over and over again: get smart before it's too late.

"The more that you're honest with young people, the more the message will sink in," said Johnson, the former Laker who stunned the country by going
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Posted 7/17/2007 09:07:55 AM | Permalink
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Magic Johnson plans HIV-prevention events
Newark Star Ledger - NJ, USA - Earvin "Magic" Johnson, the former NBA basketball star who was diagnosed with HIV 15 years ago and has since become an outspoken advocate for AIDS prevention and treatment, plans to bring his awareness campaign to New Jersey today.

Johnson is scheduled to speak to crowds at Passaic County Community College in Paterson and Newark Symphony Hall as part of his Campaign to End Black HIV/AIDS. The drive, a partnership between the Magic Johnson Foundation and Abbott Laboratories, aims to provide minority communities with information, resources and educational materials about the disease.

Blacks make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, but accounted
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Posted 7/17/2007 05:07:04 AM | Permalink
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Magic Johnson-led joint venture buys Hilton Washington hotel
San Jose Mercury News - San Jose, CA, USA - An investment fund partly owned by former NBA superstar Earvin "Magic" Johnson has teamed up with a real estate company to purchase the Hilton Washington hotel from Hilton Hotels Corp. for $290 million, the companies said Thursday.

Johnson's Canyon-Johnson Urban Fund and Los Angeles-based Lowe Enterprises Investors signed a long-term agreement with Hilton Hotels to manage the hotel, which has played host to world leaders and others visiting the U.S. capital since opening in 1965.

Canyon-Johnson and Lowe have also agreed to invest more than $100 million to renovate the hotel beginning in the third quarter, the firms said.

The deal gives Canyon-Johnson
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Posted 5/31/2007 03:05:32 AM | Permalink
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Magic Has Something Brewing
Black Enterprise - New York, NY, USA - Earvin Magic Johnson is a busy camper. In between opening up a movie theater in a different city almost every other week, Johnson has found some spare time to enter into a 50-50 joint venture with the Starbucks Coffee Co.

The partnership developed out of a meeting about a year ago between Kenneth Lombard, president of Johnson Development Corp. (JDC), and Arthur Rubinfeld, senior vice president of store development for Starbucks. Eager to venture into urban areas, Rubinfeld discussed how their companies might work together to help Starbucks penetrate the urban market. Johnson says JDC, which he founded in 1994, provided
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Posted 5/31/2007 12:05:58 AM | Permalink
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Magic words: Outwork everyone, over-deliver
Detroit Free Press - Detroit, MI, USA - Earvin Magic Johnson, pride of Lansing Everett High School, basketball legend with the Michigan State Spartans and Los Angeles Lakers and now business tycoon, wants to build a movie theater complex in Detroit -- and perhaps buy and grow a couple Michigan businesses with a new $500-million private equity fund he's about to launch.

Johnson, 47, already owns four Starbucks coffee shops in Detroit and one in East Lansing, but that's just a small portion of his growing empire of 110 Starbucks, six movie theater complexes, 31 Burger King restaurants, a dozen 24-Hour Fitness centers and nearly $1 billion worth of
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Posted 5/25/2007 12:05:18 AM | Permalink
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Lakers News: Lonzo Ball and Magic Johnson are going to break down film together
Silver Screen and Roll
Lonzo Ball's rookie season has been a roller coaster ride for the Los Angeles Lakers, with the point guard being as polarizing as expected. There are triple-doubles, and there are single-digit outings and benched fourth quarters. Count Lakers president ...

Silver Screen and Roll

Magic Johnson reflects on his role as Lakers president of basketball operations
Silver Screen and Roll
Magic Johnson taking over as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers was somehow both a surprising and all-too-obvious outcome for both sides. Magic's love for the franchise is second-to-none, and the Lakers were clearly ready to ...

This Day In Lakers History: Magic Johnson Makes Buzzer Beater Against Celtics
Lakers Nation
In the 1980s, the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics always brought the best out of each other. Led by Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, the NBA's greatest rivalry was always on full force. The Lakers defeated the Celtics in the 1987 NBA Finals, the ...

New York Post

This is the Lonzo Ball that Magic Johnson wants to see more of
New York Post
PHILADELPHIA — LaVar Ball had some public criticism of the Lakers, now team president Earvin “Magic” Johnson has some advice for Ball's son. Lonzo Ball had a strong game in the Lakers' 107-104 upset of the 76ers on Thursday night, and Johnson pointed ...

Lakers News: Bill Bertka Explains Why He, Magic Johnson And Rob Pelinka Were So High On Kyle Kuzma
Lakers Nation
Heading into and immediately after the 2017 NBA Draft, the focus with respect to the Los Angeles Lakers was on their selection of Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 overall pick. But as Summer League, training camp and preseason passed, Kyle Kuzma emerged as ...

The Big Lead

LaVar Ball Continues to Violate His Vow to Magic Johnson, and the Lakers Have a Real Problem
The Big Lead
While perhaps we can all say that the Lakers knew or should have known what they were signing up for with LaVar Ball, he assured Magic Johnson before the draft that he was playing a character, and essentially that his antics would be confined to his ...

SLAM Online

Mike D'Antoni's Wife Fires Back at Magic Johnson
SLAM Online
Three-and-a-half years after Magic Johnson gleefully celebrated her husband fleeing from Los Angeles, Laurel D'Antoni fired back. Mike D'Antoni's wife Laurel offers Magical trash talk after Rockets blast Lakers https://t.co/Dit6NZ0Jnu via @houstonchron ...

Lakers Nation

Lakers News: Magic Johnson Details Plan To Watch Film With And Mentor Lonzo Ball
Lakers Nation
There are very few players more qualified to mentor Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball than the team's own president of basketball operations, Magic Johnson. While Johnson didn't come into the league with the unprecedented fanfare that Ball has, in ...
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