Magic Johnson: Stop Criticizing Your Team!

It seems like every time I pick up a copy of a Los Angeles newspaper, I'm reading an article in which Magic Johnson is criticizing the Lakers.  As most of you probably already know, Earvin "Magic" Johnson was one of the premier guards in Lakers history, winning five World Championships during the 1980s.  As the first 6’9” point guard in NBA history, he led extraordinary teams, including the NBA's all-time best scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, forwards James Worthy, AC Green and Kurt Rambis and backcourt partners Norm Nixon and Byron Scott.  In other words, Magic was the fuel that...more

How Much Do You Know About HIV?

A week ago, Magic Johnson commemorated the 20-year mark since his HIV diagnosis. On November 07, 1991, he stepped up to a podium in Inglewood, California, surrounded by photographers and journalists and announced that he would be retiring from the National Basketball Association after testing positive for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. ...more

Magic Johnson: 20 Years With HIV

I was in the fifth grade when the news came out. I knew every member of the Lakers by name, position, and number. Magic Johnson, point guard (and general jack of all awesomeness) number 32, had AIDS. Which meant he was pretty much dead, right?...more
I'm glad Magic is still alive, well and kicking. He has been doing great things in our ...more

Coping With Children Who Are Energy Vampires

“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,” said Magic Johnson. “Negative people can sap your energy so fast, and they can take your dreams from you, too.” ...more