All-Time Los Angeles Lakers Roster

Earvin “Magic” Johnson

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 4:  Former NBA player Magic Johnson attends game one of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic at Staples Center on June 4, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

Earvin Johnson had a certain swagger and charisma; his upbeat attitude and bright smile could light up any room.  Along with his off-court personality, Johnson was the catalyst to the “Golden Era” in Lakers’ history.

That era was better known as “Showtime.”  It was a style of play that was fast-paced, and exited both the home and opposing crowd.

Magic Johnson has always been an iconic player for the Lakers, the 1979 1st overall pick changed the team for the moment he stepped onto the court.

In his illustrious 13-season NBA career, Magic Johnson led the Lakers to five championships.  Magic, himself, won three Finals MVPs, 2 All-Star Game MVPs and three regular-season MVPs.

Johnson set various Laker and NBA records, and retired the game averaging 19.5 points per game, 11.2 assists per game and 7.2 rebounds per game.

No other Laker point guard comes close to accomplishing what Magic Johnson did in his NBA career.  There is no argument in the point guard position, Magic Johnson will beat the cut by a landslide.

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