NBA HALL OF FAMER EARVIN “MAGIC” JOHNSON TO HEADLINE WM PHOENIX OPEN TEE-OFF LUNCHEON AT CHASE FIELD
The Thunderbirds – hosts of the WM Phoenix Open presented by Taylor Morrison – announced today NBA legend and prominent entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson will be the featured guest for the WM Phoenix Open Tee-Off Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 30, on the diamond at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix.
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“The Tee-Off Luncheon serves as the official start of Open season and is a great opportunity to share with the community all of the new and exciting things we have planned for the 89th edition of ‘The People’s Open’,” said WM Phoenix Open Tournament Chairman George Thimsen. “We are extremely excited to have Magic join us on stage and give an inside look into his incredible career, not only as one of the greatest players in the history of the NBA, but also one of the most influential people in all of sports.”
Johnson is an iconic American businessman and philanthropist and is widely recognized as the greatest point guard in NBA history. His illustrious, 13-year Hall-of-Fame NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers included 12 NBA All-Star appearances, five NBA championships, three NBA MVP Awards and three NBA Finals MVP Awards. For his efforts on the court and dominance in the NBA’s Western Conference, the NBA in 2022 named the Western Conference Finals MVP Award the “Earvin Magic Johnson Trophy”. Since retiring from basketball, he has been a tireless advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention, a successful entrepreneur, and a prominent figure in sports ownership, with interests in the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Sparks, Los Angeles FC, and the Washington Commanders, amassing a total of 14 championships in his career as a player (both collegiately at Michigan State and professionally for the Lakers) and as owner/executive.