Ervin Magic Johnson
by Wayne A. Gould
(Miramar, Florida USA)
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The greatest basketball player of all time and certainly in my life time is Earvin Magic Johnson.
He had all the skill requirement of a great player and the physical attributes to complement his skill set.
He was able to play the center, forward and guard positions whenever needed, although his greatest strengths were at the point guard position. No other player before him or since him was even close at being able to play all five positions at a premium level.
This is a summary of how great he was:
- One of the greatest distributors of the basketball, both with conventional and spectacular passes.
- An excellent individual and team defender.
- An above average presence in the front and back court as well the center position.
- He had excellent intangibles which can be measured in the five championship rings to start.