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Earvin "Magic" Johnson
(1959-____) born on
Aug 14
US basketball player. He led the National Basketball Association (NBA) Los Angeles Lakers to five championships in the 1980s.
My father is my idol, so I always did everything like him. He used to work two jobs and still come home happy every night. He didn't do drugs or drink, and he wouldn't let anyone smoke in his house. Those are rules I adopted, too.

You don't have to be Magic to be special. You're already special, you're you.
Magic is who I am on the basketball court. Earvin is who I am.
If people around you aren't going anywhere, if their dreams are no bigger than hanging out on the corner, or if they're dragging you down, get rid of them. Negative people can sap your energy so fast, and they can take your dreams from you, too.
Standing on that platform, I said a silent prayer. I thanked God for giving me the strength and the opportunity to come back, to play basketball again, and to be part of that whole magnificent Olympic experience. It's a memory I will always cherish.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Michigan Living," Apr 1989.
R: In "Michigan Living," Apr 1989.
A: "My Life," 1992.
N: "My Life," 1992.
K: After the Dream Team won the gold medal in Barcelona, "My Life," 1992.

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