Feb 9, 2022 12:45 PM EST
Here’s everything you need to know about the three grown children of basketball MVP Magic Johnson.
Magic Johnson is not only a legendary basketball player, but also the father of three children. The 62-year-old was first called up to the Los Angeles Lakers in 1979 and continued to play for them for 13 seasons. The basketball legend has won numerous MVP awards and helped his team win many finals.
The professional athlete put his career, marriage and life on the line when he contracted HIV during the height of the AIDS epidemic in 1991, allegedly through unprotected sex. “It was hard because I loved her so much and hated to hurt her,” he said during an interview with Gayle King of CBS Mornings. “I’ve played against some of the best basketball players in the world, haven’t I? I’ve been to championships. I’ve been in nine [NBA] Finals, so I know the pressure. But there was no greater pressure than to drive home to tell her.” She was pregnant with their son at the time. Fortunately, she and her son had not contracted the disease and he survived a time when the disease was almost a death sentence. He lived on to be an excellent father to his three children – get to know them below.
Magic Johnson and his eldest son Andre Johnson. (Jim Smeal/BEI/Shutterstock)
Magic Johnson and his then-girlfriend Melissa Mitchell welcomed their son Andre Johnson on February 20, 1981. The 40-year-old is a proud husband and father of two, according to his Instagram bio. He also identifies as a believer, chief inspiration officer, innovator, and good shepherd. He also hosts a podcast called Please Elaborate.
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