Magic Johnson at the LA Lakers
The lay was Earvin "Magic" Johnson
79-80 against the philadelphia 76ers
The clippers. Game winning shot by Kareem
Earvin "Magic" Johnson was a rookie during the 1979-1980 season. He was awarded NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award during this season. This was the first of many MVP awards.
1979 on the Boston celtics
OK First, you go on Roster Management Second, Sign/Release Players. Then, on the right you will see FREE AGENTS then switch it to LEGENDS. After, you find Magic Johnson. Last, you could sign in any team you want. Well Magic Johnson was in the LAKERS so just put him there (if you want to) .
Magic's coach in his rookie season (1979-1980) was Paul Westhead. Westhead was in his first year of NBA coaching as the Lakers won the NBA championship that season.
Are you kidding me??? That was one of the best NCAA Championship games I have ever seen... That was the first time the basketball world had ever seen the "Alley-Oop"... Magic Johnson and Greg Kelser shocked the nation when they performed this magnificent ground breaking manuever in which the basketball is just simply thrown towards the area of the rim where the recipient jumps as though he's going for the rebound, then magically catches the basketball and slam dunks it... I'm not exactly sure how many points were scored by Magic Johnson, or Larry Bird... Heck, I was in the Seventh grade when I saw that game... So... I guess I really didn't answer your question... Sorry!!!... Michigan State won the game!!!...
Magic Johnson was a basketball hall-of-famer as well as the first rookie to ever with the Finals MVP Award in 1980. He has also one the NBA's J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for promoting AIDs awareness (he has HIV himself).
Michigan State defeated Indiana State 75-64. This game is notable as being the first match-up between longtime rivals Larry Bird (Indiana State) and Earvin "Magic" Johnson (Michigan State).
No he was a first round choice, and first overall choice, of the Lakers in 1979 and played with the Lakers all his NBA career.
Lisa Leslie...and also has the record for the most WNBA pts.!!!!
The rivalry between Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird started in 1979, when Johnson was playing basketball for Michigan State University and Bird was playing for Indiana State. Michigan beat Indiana for the national collegiate championship. Johnson was chosen Most Valuable Player, but Bird was selected as player of the year by Associated Press, United Press International and the National Association of Coaches. That same year, Johnson and Bird went professional. Johnson was picked first in the NBA draft and joined the Los Angeles Lakers; Bird was picked sixth and joined the Boston Celtics. Both players would stick with their teams throughout their pro careers. The two teams met each other repeatedly in national competition, with Johnson's Lakers and Bird's Celtics trading titles most years during the 1980s. The Celtics and the Lakers were considered the two top NBA teams of the 80s, and Bird and Johnson were the star players in their teams. Johnson was a gregarious showman, whose enthusiasm for the game was felt by everyone who watched him. Bird was more introverted, but no less professional, playing a game that was equally exciting to watch. Their on-court rivalry did not carry over to their lives off the court. The two even starred together in a commercial for Converse basketball shoes. They became very close friends off-court.