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The Magic Johnson map guide to Los Angeles

All the places where the Lakers legend left his mark

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For years, Earvin "Magic" Johnson was the face of the Los Angeles Lakers—and easily one of the most popular public figures in the city. Now, it appears that (for better or for worse) Johnson will return to the team, this time as its president of basketball operations. In honor of the big news, we’re updating our map of some of the LA locations that have shaped his legacy over the years.

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1. Laker Dorms

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6076 Green Valley Circle
Culver City, CA 90230
Magic spent his first four years in LA in an apartment somewhere on Green Valley Circle. Longtime team owner Dr. Jerry Buss owned the building and put a number of Lakers up for discounted rates. For years, Earvin “Magic” Johnson was the face of the Los Angeles Lakers—and easily one of the most popular public figures in the city. Now, it appears that (for better or for worse) Johnson will return to the team, this time as its President of Basketball Operations. In honor of the big news, we’re updating our map of some of the LA locations that have shaped his legacy over the years.

2. The Forum

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3900 W Manchester Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90305
(310) 330-7316
Where all the on-court magic happened.

3. The Forum Club

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3900 West Manchester Boulevard
Inglewood, CA 90305
Where all the off-court magic happened.

4. Pickfair

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1143 Summit Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Buss bought and renovated Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks's storied estate in Beverly Hills, and it served as site of the wildest parties of the Showtime era.

5. STAPLES Center

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1111 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 742-7100
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A statue of Magic stands outside Staples Center. Also, you know, the Lakers play there.

6. Magic Johnson TGI Friday's

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Ladera Center, 6721 La Tijera Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Magic has invested in number of companies since retiring, including TGI Friday's. This one proudly bears his name, and holds a solid two-star rating on Yelp.

7. Equinox

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1835 Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 473-1447
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Magic shoots around—where else?—at the West LA Equinox.

8. Via Alloro

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301 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Magic's favorite Italian restaurant. Apparently he's a sucker for sea bass.
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9. Van Nuys Airport (VNY)

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16461 Sherman Way #300
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 442-6500
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Magic keeps his private plane in Van Nuys.

10. Home

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1798 Summitridge Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Magic and his wife Connie live in tony, gated Beverly Park, hence his son Earvin III's appearance on E's Rich Kids of Beverly Hills. Sample quote: "Yachting is my favorite pastime."

11. Dodger Stadium

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1000 Elysian Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(866) 363-4377
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Magic’s impact on LA sports isn’t limited to basketball. In 2012, he and a group of investors purchased the Dodgers for $2.15 billion from not-so-popular owner Frank McCourt.

12. Banc Of California Stadium

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Johnson is also part-owner of new Major League Soccer team the Los Angeles Football Club. The team will play in a stadium being constructed in Exposition Park at the site of the old Los Angeles Sports Arena.

#LAFC Stadium Groundbreaking ⚒ Make History with us. Become an Original at LAFC.com - @imadshoots

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13. Earvin Magic Johnson Park

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Magic retired from basketball in 1991 (though he later returned for one more season) after testing positive for HIV. Shortly after that, the LA County Board of Supervisors renamed the Willowbrook Recreation Area in his honor. The 104-acre park is now due for a major 18-year makeover.
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14. Toyota Sports Center

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555 N Nash St
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 535-4400
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The Lakers team offices are located in this complex in El Segundo.
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1. Laker Dorms

6076 Green Valley Circle, Culver City, CA 90230
Magic spent his first four years in LA in an apartment somewhere on Green Valley Circle. Longtime team owner Dr. Jerry Buss owned the building and put a number of Lakers up for discounted rates. For years, Earvin “Magic” Johnson was the face of the Los Angeles Lakers—and easily one of the most popular public figures in the city. Now, it appears that (for better or for worse) Johnson will return to the team, this time as its President of Basketball Operations. In honor of the big news, we’re updating our map of some of the LA locations that have shaped his legacy over the years.
6076 Green Valley Circle
Culver City, CA 90230

2. The Forum

3900 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90305
Where all the on-court magic happened.
3900 W Manchester Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90305

3. The Forum Club

3900 West Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood, CA 90305
Where all the off-court magic happened.
3900 West Manchester Boulevard
Inglewood, CA 90305

4. Pickfair

1143 Summit Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Buss bought and renovated Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks's storied estate in Beverly Hills, and it served as site of the wildest parties of the Showtime era.
1143 Summit Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

5. STAPLES Center

1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
A statue of Magic stands outside Staples Center. Also, you know, the Lakers play there.
1111 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

6. Magic Johnson TGI Friday's

Ladera Center, 6721 La Tijera Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Magic has invested in number of companies since retiring, including TGI Friday's. This one proudly bears his name, and holds a solid two-star rating on Yelp.
Ladera Center, 6721 La Tijera Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

7. Equinox

1835 Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Magic shoots around—where else?—at the West LA Equinox.
1835 Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

8. Via Alloro

301 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Google Maps
Magic's favorite Italian restaurant. Apparently he's a sucker for sea bass.
301 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

9. Van Nuys Airport (VNY)

16461 Sherman Way #300, Van Nuys, CA 91406
Magic keeps his private plane in Van Nuys.
16461 Sherman Way #300
Van Nuys, CA 91406

10. Home

1798 Summitridge Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Magic and his wife Connie live in tony, gated Beverly Park, hence his son Earvin III's appearance on E's Rich Kids of Beverly Hills. Sample quote: "Yachting is my favorite pastime."
1798 Summitridge Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

11. Dodger Stadium

1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Magic’s impact on LA sports isn’t limited to basketball. In 2012, he and a group of investors purchased the Dodgers for $2.15 billion from not-so-popular owner Frank McCourt.
1000 Elysian Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

12. Banc Of California Stadium

Los Angeles, CA 90037
Johnson is also part-owner of new Major League Soccer team the Los Angeles Football Club. The team will play in a stadium being constructed in Exposition Park at the site of the old Los Angeles Sports Arena.

#LAFC Stadium Groundbreaking ⚒ Make History with us. Become an Original at LAFC.com - @imadshoots

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13. Earvin Magic Johnson Park

California
County of Los Angeles
Magic retired from basketball in 1991 (though he later returned for one more season) after testing positive for HIV. Shortly after that, the LA County Board of Supervisors renamed the Willowbrook Recreation Area in his honor. The 104-acre park is now due for a major 18-year makeover.

14. Toyota Sports Center

555 N Nash St, El Segundo, CA 90245
Google Maps
The Lakers team offices are located in this complex in El Segundo.
555 N Nash St
El Segundo, CA 90245