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Anonymous asked in SportsBasketball · 1 decade ago

Is the NBA basketball team Orlando Magic named after Magic Johnson?

What is that team named after? How did Magic Johnson get the name? Was he born with that name?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Magic are named after the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, which is in Orlando.

    According to Wikipedia, Magic Johnson (real name: Earvin) was first called "Magic" in high school, by a local sportswriter. I assume the moniker referred to his extraordinary skill on the court.

  • 1 decade ago

    Named after Disney World's Nickname The Magic Kingdom nothing to do with Magic Johnson.

  • richie
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Nope. Magic Johnson was still playing when the Orlando Magic first came about. I think they were named after Disneyworld or something.

    Johnson was first called "Magic" when he was a star at Everett High School. He was given the nickname by a sports writer who had just seen the 15-year-old prepster notch 36 points, 16 rebounds and 16 assists.

    Trivia: Johnson's mother, a devout Christian, thought the nickname was blasphemous.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Magic is his nickname. His real name is Earvin Johnson Jr. and I think the Orlando Magic is named after Disney World, im just guessing on that one

    Source(s): colts and pacers fan
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The team was named Magic after the owner's daughter went to disney world and said "this place is like magic".

    Magic Johnson got his name cuz he played so good it was like magic.

    birth name is Earvin Johnson.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Why would a franchise name themselves after Magic Johnson when Magic never played for them?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    As a previous answer noted, Magic got his nickname while in high school, it was given to him by a local (Michigan ) sportswriter.

    The writer wanted to give Earvin Johnson a nickname. "The Big E" was taken (Elvin Hayes) and "Dr. J" was taken (Julius Erving), so he came up with "Magic". Earvin said that was fine with him.

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  • 1 decade ago

    that would be false

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