Magic Johnson was born on August 14, 1959 in Lansing, Michigan. He was one of six siblings born to two very hardworking, blue-collar parents. He took interest in basketball at a young age and by the time he began high school he had started seriously considering a career in basketball. He went on to play for the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers and is one of the most successful athletes of all time. Magic found love with his wife of many years, Cookie Johnson. They are anything but your ordinary celebrity couple. They have had several ups and downs over the years, but always find a way to make it through.