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NBA Great Magic Johnson Tweets Message On Passing Of His Father

Written by Tony Ghaul

On Thursday, Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson honored his father, Earvin Johnson Sr., with a heartfelt post, after he passed away at the age of 88.

Johnson posted a message his official Twitter account, expressing how much his father meant to him and how much he helped him become the man he is today.

Magic was born in 1959 to Christine and Earvin Sr. He grew up as part of a big family of nine other siblings.

Earvin Sr worked for General Motors, he also had to pick up a second job to make ends meet. Magic learned about work ethic from his father.

Earvin Sr would watch the NBA games every Sunday with his sons. Magic, who used to play with his father down the street, always wanted to beat him growing up.

Magic played 13 seasons for the Lakers. He averaged 19.5 points, 11.2 assists and 7.2 rebounds in 906 regular-season games.

Johnson was selected to play in 11 All-Star games. He won 3 MVP awards, 3 Finals MVP awards and 5 NBA championships. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002.

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