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Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1899-1989. When Earvin "Magic" Johnson arrived in Los Angeles in 1979, he had won at every level: his high school team took the state championship and his Michgan State team the NCAA title. With his irrepressible grin and no-look passes, he transformed the Lakers into instant, perennial winners: the Lakers took five NBA crowns with Johnson at point, before he retired in 1991 after being diagnosed with HIV. Photograph dated May 12, 1985.
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00048963 HeraldÂ Examiner Collection HE box Basketball CARL0000053022 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/17442
Johnson, Earvin,--1959- Los Angeles Lakers (Basketball team) Basketball--United States Basketball players--United States Basketball teams--California--Los Angeles Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs