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Who had the nickname Magic?
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Why the nickname of Earvien Effay Johnson is Magic?
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How did Magic Johnson get his nickname?
The nickname "Magic" was given to Earvin Johnson by a sportswriter, who saw the 15-year-old basketball play in a high school game. He made 36 points, 16 rebounds and 16 assists, and did it so beautifully that the journalist referred to him as "Magic" Johnson. The name -- and the prowess on the court -- stuck.
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When did they call earvin Johnson magic in high school college or in the nba?
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Why is magic Johnson called magic?
The night before any major game the Lakers had Earvin Johnson would help put the team's minds at ease by performing a magic show. This was a good way to calm everyones nerves and the name then just stuck with him. He also formally changed his name to Magic Johnson. That, or it was his passing, dribbling skills, and ball-handling technique that won him the nickname "Magic." Read more at http://www.answers.com/topic/magic-johnson#ixzz19vhBOuVa