Earvin Johnson, nicknamed « Magic » Johnson due to his « flashy » game, was one of the most iconic L.A. Lakers basketball players in the eighties and nineties.
His games against the Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons became legendary. First player to announce publicly he had AIDS in 1991, his fame largely outgrew the world of sports.
Even after he stopped being president of the Lakers in 2019, he still remains very influential in the field of basketball. Sneaker Spirit focused on 5 pairs of sneakers that have made his career.