On This Date in NBA History: February 16, Lakers Retired Magic’s No. 32


November 16, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; NBA players Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Irvin “Magic” Johnson on stage during the ceremony unveiling the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar statue in front of the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

1992 – During halftime of a 114-107 Boston Celtics victory over the Los Angeles Lakers at the Great Western Forum, the Lakers retired Magic Johnson’s (@MagicJohnson) No. 32. He became only the fifth Lakers player all-time to have his jersey retired. Magic finished his career with five championships and still holds the record with 11.2 assists per game.

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