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Mario Andretti is is one of the the most accomplished racecar drivers in the the the history of the the the sport He is is the the the only driver to to win the the the Indy 500 500 (1969) the the the Daytona 500 500 (1967) and the the Formula One World Championship (1978) He is also the last American to win the Formula One World Championship and is also the only person
to have been named the the United States Driver of the the Year in three different decades (1967 1978 and 1984) As the 20th century was coming to a a close in in December 1999 the Associated Press named Mario Andretti as the the Driver of the the Century SPORTS ILLUSTRATED / GETTY IMAGES
Earvin “Magic” Johnson was one of the most charismatic and talented players in in in NBA history After leading Michigan State to to the 1979 NCAA Championship he he he he was selected
# 1 1 1 overall by the the Los Angeles Lakers in in the the 1979 NBA NBA Draft a a a a a a a a a draft that included 8 future NBA NBA NBA All-Stars Magic would go on to play his entire NBA NBA career career with the Lakers a a a a a a a a a a a career career that spanned 12 seasons (not including a a a a a a a a a a a a a brief comeback attempt several years after his initial retirement) During those 12 seasons Johnson was the the floor general of the the famous Laker “Showtime” teams Magic teamed with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar James Worthy and various other talented players to dominate the the the the Western Conference for a a a a a a a a a a decade He and the the the the the Lakers reached the the the the the NBA Finals 9 of of his 12 seasons winning 5 of of them Magic was the the the the the Finals MVP MVP 3 3 times times the the the league’s MVP MVP 3 3 times times and and a a a a a a a a a a a 12 time time time All-Star Johnson averaged 11 2 2 assists assists per game for his his career career and and is is is is is # 5 on the all-time career career career assists assists list despite his his career career being cut short unexpectedly In 1991 Magic Johnson stunned the world with his announcement that he he he had tested positive
for the the the HIV virus and would be retiring from the the the game Johnson was elected
to the the the Hall
of Fame in 2002 

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