Happy Birthday to Magic Johnson | Ultimate Video Compilation
David AstramskasAka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.
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I could go on for hours about Magic Johnson — my favorite player from when I started watching basketball in the 80s until he retired (the first time). But I won’t. Today, I’m just going to say, “Happy Birthday Magic, thanks for all of the great childhood memories and to most people 30 and younger, you are probably underrated; To most people 30 and above, you are always mentioned right up there with Michael Jordan; to me, you are not only the greatest Laker of all-time but arguably the most valuable player of all time. You had skills as unique as Bird and Jordan, the leadership quality of Bill Russell, the dominant presence of a Wilt or Shaq, and that rare intangible that made everybody better. That intangible is something that separates the greats from the greatest and that’s why you are arguably the GOAT.”
Now let’s enjoy the highlights of the man more players in the 80s and early 90s would rather play with than MJ.