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Johnson still has that Magic touch in business arena

Originally Published: November 7, 2001
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

Twenty-five years ago, around the same time that Earvin Johnson was nicknamed "Magic" by a local sportswriter, the high school basketball star from Lansing, Mich., was already envisioning life as a businessman.

Young Earvin, his Converse shoes worn from his long days of practice at the hoop at the Main Street School, would rear back in the big chair behind the desk at his after-school job at Gregory's Janitorial, put on that smile that seemingly spans wall-to-wall, pick up the phone and ...

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