Today in Sports History: March 7

In 1996, American former professional basketball player, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, became the second National Basketball Association (NBA) player to record 10,000 assists.

Johnson reached this milestone with an on-the-go ahead basket during a 102-90 victory over the Sacramento Kings. 

Johnson played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1979 until 1996, averaging 19.5 points per game, 7.2 rebounds per game, and 11.2 assists per game. Johnson holds two all-time records for the Los Angeles Lakers, which are 10,141 assists and 138 triple-doubles. 

During his 16 seasons at guard for the Lakers, he had become a 5x – NBA Champion, 3x – NBA Finals MVP, 3x – NBA MVP, 12x – NBA All-Star, and 10x – All-NBA. He was also named to the All-Rookie Team, 2x – NBA All-Star MVP, and was awarded the IBM Award. 

Johnson was part of the Dream Team at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. The team won the gold medal. Later in his career, he was selected to the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team and inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002 for his excellence of a career. 

Fast forward, he was named to the 75th Anniversary All-Time Team. He currently takes place in ownership within the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA, and MLS Los Angeles Football Club.

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