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Dec 14, 2022

You've heard the name. Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is an American former professional basketball player. Today, Erik sits down with the man who's often regarded as the greatest point guard of all time. They discuss basketball versus business, the importance of mentorship, patience with unpredictability, and why you should meet hardships head on. Plus, Erik shares the story of how him and Magic first met and played against each other years ago while Erik was at Michigan State University. 

Johnson played 13 seasons in the NBA. He was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, leading the team to five NBA championships during their Showtime era. Johnson's career achievements include three NBA MVP Awards, three NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Awards, nine NBA Finals appearances, 12 All-Star games, and nine All-NBA First Team selections. Johnson was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. Since his retirement, Johnson has been an advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention and safe sex, as well as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, broadcaster and motivational speaker. 


5x #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached over 50 million people this past decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling.


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