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A strong work ethic, a beaming smile, dynamic basketball skills, and charismatic leadership have made Earvin Johnson an extremely special person. Only one nickname has ever seemed to fit: Magic. Considered by many to be the greatest point guard in NBA history, Johnson led the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA championships. His spectacular play inspired additions to the basketball lexicon-winning time, triple-double, and three-peat become household words. After being diagnosed with HIV in 1991, Johnson has kept the disease in check while becoming a successful businessman. Today, his efforts to develop impoverished communities and improve the lives of young people have only enhanced his universal appeal. Read about his remarkable life in Magic Johnson.
Based on the critically acclaimed Black Americans of Achievement, The Legacy Edition Series presents revised editions of some of the most popular titles from the editions of series, plus many all-new volumes. These books have been fully updated to include many new features, full-color photographs, and new material emphasizing each figure's legacy as a black American.
|Publisher:||Chelsea House Publishers|
|Series:||Chelsea House Black Americans of Achievement Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.84(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.48(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
Table of Contents
1 A Magical Moment 1
2 Where the Magic Began 7
3 National Champion 19
4 Showtime! 31
5 Battling Larry Legend 46
6 The Remaining Glory 61
7 Down ... But Not Out 73
8 A Whole Lot to Live For 89
Further Reading 102
Picture Credits 104
About the Author 110