Nov. 7 , 2011; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers former players A.C. Green (left) and James Worthy (right) applaud during the press conference held by the Magic Johnson foundation at the Staples Center. 20 years to the date Irvin “Magic” Johnson (not pictured) announced his HIV status and retirement from the NBA. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
1982 – The Los Angeles Lakers chose Hall of Famer James Worthy of the University of North Carolina with the first overall pick of the 10-round 1982 NBA Draft. He went on to be a seven-time All-Star and three-time champion. Other All-Stars drafted that year were Terry Cummings, Mark Eaton, Sleepy Floyd, Fat Lever, Ricky Pierce and Dominique Wilkins.
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