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Magic Johnson: ‘Faith was everything’

NBA superstar Earvin “Magic” Johnson says that his faith was pivotal throughout his career, including the time after his HIV diagnosis.

In the leadup to the release of a new documentary series about his life, Johnson expressed his gratitude to God and put his faith in the forefront of the discussion while discussing the series with reporters. The four-part They Call Me Magic will be available on Apple Tv+. Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist, Johnson said he always relies on his faith and that “God has truly blessed” him.

Christian Headlines reports:

“Faith was everything. I always lean on my faith,” Johnson told media members this week when asked how his faith sustained him following his HIV diagnosis in 1991.


“God has truly blessed me to come through a lot of challenges in my life, especially when I think about HIV,” Johnson said.

Johnson further said that God has guided him in making the correct decisions at times of crisis.

God, he added, was “always … there for me and helping me make the right decisions when I need to make tough decisions.” God “just blessed me with the best wife that a man could have in Cookie, and our children and grandchildren,” he added.

“So I lean on my faith all the time,” he said. “I will never stop doing that – loving the Lord, loving God. And I just thank Him every day for everything that He’s blessed me with.”


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