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The nickname "Magic" was given to Earvin Johnson by a sportswriter, who saw the 15-year-old Basketball play in a high school game. He made 36 points, 16 rebounds and 16 assists, and did it so beautifully that the journalist referred to him as "Magic" Johnson. The name -- and the prowess on the court -- stuck.

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