Earvin Johnson is Magic on the Basketball Court

1795 Words Feb 4th, 2018 7 Pages
This is showcased in his autobiography, My Life, which follows Johnson’s life mostly through the 80s and early 90s. The 1980s is known to many people as NBA’s best decade. This era featured a combination of the best style of basketball, as well as some of the greatest players of all time. Magic Johnson headlined this elite group of players. Because of the immense amount of talent in the game at this time period, basketball was emerging as a big part of a lot of people’s lives. Basketball was growing in popularity and was becoming one of America’s favorite sports to watch. Magic Johnson only made this sport that more exciting. Also, in the late 80s and early 90s, the HIV virus was a topic of much uncertainty and fear to the world (Layman). Basketball served to be a great source of entertainment to keep the disease off of people’s minds, and to root for something. When Magic Johnson actually announced that he had the virus, the world learned more about the disease and admired Johnson for his braveness. This incredible announcement showed the world that there is hope for this terrible virus. Through this event, Johnson displayed what a great human being he really is. Magic Johnson is displayed to be this great person, hard-working athlete, and very confident in his autobiography, My Life. Jonathan Rowe, a critic of the book, writes, “He came across as a dedicated athlete and a good fellow”…
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