||1979-80 Los Angeles Lakers
Home Jersey From Mitchell & Ness NBA Hardwood Collection, With #32 and the name
'Johnson' On Jersey (Magic Johnson)
Jersey Number This authentic jersey will have the number 32 and
the name 'Johnson' on it. This is the same style jersey worn by Magic Johnson with the
1979-80 Los Angeles Lakers. Quality Construction Authentic Materials. Accurate detailing.
Exceptional workmanship. These are the hallmarks of Mitchell & Ness's jerseys, jackets,
sweaters and felt pennants. The jersey number shown is normally in stock and ready to ship
immediately. Johnson, the overall first pick in the 1979 NBA draft, along with Larry Bird
were almost exclusively responsible for the NBA's tremendous surge in the early 1980's.
During his celebrated career, he led the Lakers to nine appearances in the NBA Finals and 5
Championships. He was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player on three occasions, 1987,89,
& 90. Magic was NBA Finals MVP three times, 1980, 82 & 1987. Johnson is one of only
two players to dish 10,000 assists. In 1947, the National Basketball League added new clubs
in Flint, MI and Minneapolis, MN. The Professional Basketball League of America(PBLA), a
loose circuit of twenty four clubs collapsed two weeks into its season and George Mikan of
the Chicago American Gears ended up with the Minneapolis Lakers. His arrival began the
legacy of Laker championships. By the 1948-49 season, the Minneapolis Lakers had jumped to
the rival Basketball Association of America (BAA). In the 1949-50 season, the BAA and the
NBL merged into NBA. The team from the land of 10,000 lakes became the first NBA dynasty
winning five championships between 1949 and 1954. In 1960, Laker owner Bob Short decided to
take his club to LA where the Dodgers and Rams had struck it rich.