Former Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Earvin “Magic” Johnson will speak at the University at Albany on Oct. 15.
Johnson played for 13 years in the NBA. His honors include five NBA championships, three MVP awards, 12 NBA All-Star games, a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, and induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Johnson also serves as vice president of the Lakers.
He is chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises (MJE), which was formed in 1987. Through strategic investments, partnerships and endorsements, MJE provides products and services that particularly focus on ethnically diverse urban communities. Johnson also wrote the New York Times best seller “32 Ways to be a Champion in Business.”
Johnson is chairman and founder of the Magic Johnson Foundation (MJF), which was founded in 1991 and is dedicated to developing programs and supporting services that address the educational, health and social needs of ethnically diverse, urban communities.
The event will take place at 8 p.m. in the SEFCU Arena.
Tickets are free for alumni. Reservations can be made through the Homecoming website. They may be picked up at the Alumni House after Oct. 10. Tickets not picked up by 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 will be available at Will Call at the SEFCU Arena starting at 6 p.m. All tickets not picked up at Will Call by 7:30 p.m. will be redistributed.
The event is sponsored by the Student Association, UAS and the Alumni Association. It is the fifth installment of the World Within Reach Speaker Series.
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