NBA legend Magic Johnson talks about his faith in God and how it carried him through the tough times in his past.
The basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s life will be featured in the new four-part AppleTV+ documentary series, “They Call Me Magic.” During an interview with the media this week, Magic talked about his faith after being asked how his faith sustained him after being diagnosed with HIV in 1991.
“Faith was everything. I always lean on my faith,” he answered. “God has truly blessed me to come through a lot of challenges in my life, especially when I think about HIV.”
He also shared how God blessed him in many ways throughout his hall of fame career and life.
“[God was] always … there for me and helping me make the right decisions when I need to make tough decisions. [God] just blessed me with the best wife that a man could have in Cookie, and our children and grandchildren,” he added.
Faith in God
Magic then boldly said that he will never stop loving the Lord and giving thanks for all that He has done.
“So, I lean on my faith all the time,” the 62-year-old former NBA Star said. “I will never stop doing that – loving the Lord, loving God. And I just thank Him every day for everything that He’s blessed me with.”
Magic grew up in Lansing, Michigan with his mom Christine Johnson. It was his mom who influenced have faith in God.
“My mother is everything. I’m a mama’s boy. I love my mother to death – we’re tight., we’re close,” Magic told media members. “She’s a woman of huge faith. She’s very involved in her church. And she raised us the same way – all the kids – to be involved in the church. And we’re all involved in our different ways. She has always prayed for me and has always been there for me.”
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