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Posts Tagged ‘Magic Johnson

Larry Bird’s Legacy

December 8, 2012

Next to Magic Johnson, Larry Bird is my favorite NBA player all-time. Bird, who turned 56 yesterday, is credited by many, along with Johnson, his long-time hard court rival, for the growth and eventual globalization of the NBA. Through sheer hardwork and passion for the game, Bird led the legendary Boston Celtics to three NBA […]

Lessons We Can Learn From The Lakers Bounce Back

November 25, 2012

The 1984 NBA Finals provided an opportunity for the Los Angeles Lakers to finally end the Boston Celtics’ domination over them since the green-and-white have gone 7-0 against the purple-and-gold during their previous championship series. The Lakers actually took the series lead, 2-1 following their 137-104 hammering of the off-form Celtics on Game Three. But […]

All-Time Favorite Game-Changers

September 14, 2012

Selfless. Determined. Courageous. Perpetual learner. Focused. These are just some of the qualities I saw from history-shaping athletes. Below are in my all-time favorite list. Earvin “Magic” Johnson—Magic typified the unselfish pro basketball player of his time. Picked first overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in 1979-1980 season, his entry signaled the beginning of the […]