At a glance:
- Author: Magic Johnson, Richard Levin
- First Published: 1983
- Time of Work: 19671982
- Setting: Lansing, Michigan; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Palm Springs; and Philadelphia
- Genres: Nonfiction, Autobiography
- Subjects: African Americans, Family or family life, Autobiography, Fame, Success or failure, Personality, Basketball, Coaching or coaches, Sportsmanship
- Locales: United States, North America, Los Angeles, California, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Las Vegas, Nevada, Lansing, Michigan, Palm Springs, California
Form and Content
In Magic, Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Richard Levin have interwoven two stories: that of approximately fifteen years of Johnson’s life, from third grade to the completion of his third year of professional basketball, and that of the 19811982 championship season of the Los Angeles Lakers, Johnson’s team. Throughout the book, the major focus is on Magic’s development and accomplishments in basketball, as an individual and as a team player. Yet a more complete revelation of the whole person, Earvin Johnson, Jr., emerges—although in rather...
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