Basketball Legend Magic Johnson to Speak About “The Magic of Winning”

UCSB Arts & Lectures in association with UCSB Athletics presents an inspirational talk by basketball legend and entrepreneur Earvin "Magic" Johnson titled The Magic of Winning on Friday, October 24th at 8 pm.

"Magic Johnson changed America forever... In an age of diminishing activism in sports, Magic has had indelible power." Time Magazine

"He may have been the best basketball player the game has ever known." The New York Times

"Magic is head-and-shoulders above everybody else. I've never seen [anybody] as good as him." – Larry Bird, basketball player and rival

One of the most decorated players in the history of the NBA, Magic Johnson won five championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, was selected three times as NBA Most Valuable Player and was a member of the 1992 U.S. Olympic Gold Medal "Dream Team." He was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002. Since retiring from professional basketball, Magic has turned his attention to entrepreneurship and is a leading spokesperson on HIV education.

Already a legend in sports, he is forging his legacy off the court with his latest venture, Magic Johnson Enterprises, which provides strategic alliances, investments and consulting in underserved urban communities. In his talk, The Magic of Winning, Magic will revisit his life story with a passionate message about how we can all make a difference.

Don't miss this rare chance to meet a true sports legend, powerful businessman and inspirational human being.

Note: Tickets are now are $20 to $85 for the general public and $18 for all students (with a current student ID) and youths (18 and under). (New $20 general section and all students/youths section.) (An Arlington facility fee will be added to each ticket price.)

For tickets or more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or purchase online here

Tickets are also available through the Arlington box office at (805) 963-408 and Ticketmaster.

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