Magic Johnson: Best NBA Player Ever

by Anonymous
(United States)

Magic Johnson & Michael Jordan

Magic Johnson & Michael Jordan

In my opinion, Magic Johnson is the best basketball player of all time.


He was the best all around player there's ever been. No one else could play all 5 positions and play each of them well enough to be an NBA All-Star or perhaps even a Hall of Famer at any of them.

Magic Johnson is definitely the best basketball player that has ever played the game. In addition to his NBA championships and MVP honors, he helped revitalize the league and revolutionize the point guard position...he was the first "big" point guard that could truly do it all.

He was an incredible player that was great for the NBA and the game of basketball.

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Apr 18, 2012
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The Greatest Player Ever Magic Johnson
by: Anonymous

Magic Johnson is truly the best player ever. Why because,he did everything on the basketball court. The decade he dominate the game in, was the best decade in the history of Professional basketball history. The first rookie ever to win Finals MVP. The first rookie to ever score 42 points, 15 rebounds,7 assists, 3 steals, 1 blockout in 47 minutes of a Finals game ever. He defeated Philadephia 76ers(two times and got defeated one time). Magic's team defeated Larry Bird's Boston Celtics team (twice 1985,1987 Magic regulation season MVP and Finals MVP. Lakers defeated the Detroit Pistons in 1988 to repeat as NBA champions. First team to do that in 19 years. Larry Bird teams never repeated. Larry Bird and Magic Johnson had a great rivalry but, Magic Johnson dominated Larry Bird in the finals. First,1979 NCAA Finals Michigan State 75 Indiana State 64 Magic Johnson 24 points 7 rebounds 5assists 2 steals 1 blocked shot. Larry Bird 19 points(7-21) 33% shooting from the field 13 rebounds 2 assists. Magic won the tournament MVP. 1984 Boston Celtics 111 LA Lakers 102. Bird Finals MVP and regular MVP. 1985 LA Lakers111 Boston 100. Magic Johnson got the diamond ring Larry Bird got the trophy(regular season MVP). 1987 Finals LA Lakers 106 Boston Celtics 93. Magic Finals MVP and regular season MVP. Final line on these two great players is Magic Johnson beat Bird (3 times to 1) Who played with the most Hall of Famers on their teams Bird or Magic. First, Larry Bird (Dave Cowens, Bill Walton, Tiny Archibald, Dennis Johnson, Pete Maravich, Kevin Mchale, Robert Parish). Magic Johnson (Bob Mcadoo, James Worthy, Jamaal Wilkes, Kareem Abdul Jabbar). Magic Johnson is easily the best player ever in the NBA.

NBA results Bird and Magic Johnson

Regular season MVP's Bird 3 Magic 3
All Star MVP Bird 1 Magic 2
Finals MVP Bird 2 Magic 3
Championships ring Bird 3 Magic 5


NBA/College combine
College Player/MVP award Bird 4 Magic 3(Big Ten Player of the year)
All Star MVP Bird 1 Magic 2
Finals MVP/Tournament MVP Bird 2 Magic 4
Championships rings Bird 3 Magic Johnson 6

Magic Johnson is easily better than Larry Bird it's not close. These are the facts. What areas did Larry Bird and Magic led the league in. Larry Bird led the league only in free throw shooting 3 times. Magic led in assists 4 times, twice in steals,10 times in triple doubles,free throw line once. All time leader in triple doubles with 30 in the Playoffs.The most triples doubles of his era is Magic Johnson with 138 of them. Magic Johnson also played regularly 5 positions on the basketball court. Magic is the best basketball player ever.

Apr 13, 2012
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The Greatest All Around NBA player Ever
by: Anonymous

Magic Johnson is /was the greatest NBA player ever. He could score,rebound,assist, steals, blockshots,play every position in basketball. The greatest clutch player ever. What makes him the best ever is, that he did all of that in the greatest era of NBA(1980's). His career was this, 3 regular season MVP's,3 Finals MVP, 5NBA championships rings,2 All stars MVP's. 138 triple doubles,All time Playoff record of 30 Playoff triple doubles. 4 assist titles, 2 steals titles, 10 times he led the league in triple doubles(1983-1991. He also had 9 straight seasons of double-doubles seasons. Free throw title(1989). Easily, he he the greatest all around NBA player of all times.

Nov 09, 2011
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da ballaz
by: Davon

Magic Johnson is not the greatest player of all time. Your just rating his offensive game, but what about the defensive end.

Jan 13, 2011
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Magic is the best
by: Tyrone Fletcher

I have said this for years and made many people believe this. Magic could do it all and make everyone around him be winners.

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