In 1979, after leading Michigan State to an NCAA title, Magic Johnson was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers. Johnson’s magical style of play helped propel the Lakers to five NBA Championships during his career. In his rookie season, Johnson teamed up with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to lead the Lakers to the NBA Finals against the Philadelphia 76ers. Johnson showed his versatility on the hardwood when Abdul-Jabbar was injured in Game 5 of the Finals. With a huge void left by league MVP Abdul-Jabbar, Johnson stepped up and played the center position. Johnson stole the show as he led the Lakers to the NBA title while being named the Finals MVP.