Earvin “Magic” Johnson turned 50 today. Nearly 30 years after he made his professional debut, he remains quite possibly the greatest point guard to ever play the game. For years, NBA franchises have been longing to find players who fit his mold. The oversized playmaker who get see the whole floor while creating his own shot to lead his team to victory. Magic was a 12-time all-star and 3-time MVP. He was also a 10-time All-NBA 1st team selection. Not only did he average 19.5 points and 11.2 assists per game, but he put up 19.5 points and 12.3 assists per game in his postseason career. He also snared 7.7 rebounds per game in the playoffs. Magic Johnson continues to be the benchmark for which all point guards are compared to. For every Derrick Rose, Rajon Rondo, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, and Tony Parker, there is only on Magic. We have, and quite possibly will, never see another Magic Johnson.
August 18th, 2009 at 5:59 am
Magic is indeed the best point guard ever BAR NONE!