Everyone calls Earvin Johnson "Magic." His gravity-defying moves, split-second passes, and game-winning shots are only part ot the reason. Throughout his remarkable career with the Los angeles Lakers. Magic has embodied the qualities of teamwork, discipline, courage, and leadership both on an off the court. Here is Magic's incredible life, from his modest childhood to sports superstardom to the heartbreaking day in November when he announced his retirement from basketball to face his toughest challenge yet; the HIV virus. Filled with facts, stats, and anecdotes. Magic's story is one of hope and leadership when it counts the most.