Magic Johnson: Michael Jordan, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé are greatest entertainers of my lifetime

For Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr., 60, Michael Jordan, 57, Beyoncé Knowles, 38, and the late Michael Jackson are the three greatest entertainers of his lifetime. Johnson said this on Twitter after watching “The Last Dance.”

A 10-part series, “The Last Dance” premiered on ESPN on April 19, 2020. It chronicles Jordan’s final season with the Chicago Bulls from 1997 to 1998.


Johnson was Jordan’s childhood idol. The latter was nicknamed Magic Jordan, which was on the license plate of his first car, a 1976 Grand Prix.

Jordan played for the Chicago Bulls from 1984 to 1993 and from 1995 to 1998 and for the Washington Wizards from 2001 to 2003. He was born at the Cumberland Hospital in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States on February 17, 1963 to the late James R. Jordan Sr. and Deloris Peoples Jordan.

Born on August 14, 1959 in Lansing, Michigan, USA, Johnson attended Michigan State University from 1977 to 1979. He played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1979 to 1991, served as the team’s coach in 1994 and returned to the team as a player in 1996.

Knowles was born in Houston, Texas, USA on September 4, 1981 to Matthew Knowles and Celestine Beyincé Knowles. When Beyoncé was young, she attended St. Mary’s Montessori School, Parker Elementary School, the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and Alief Elsik High School.

Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana, USA on August 29, 1958 to Joseph Walter Jackson and Katherine Esther Scruse Jackson. Michael died in Los Angeles, California, USA on June 25, 2009 due to cardiac arrest induced by acute propofol and benzodiazephine intoxication.

On October 8, 2011, Beyoncé performed “I Wanna be Where Your Are” during a tribute concert for Jackson at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Before singing, she was introduced to the audience by the late singer’s children Michael Joseph “Prince” Jackson Jr., 23, Paris-Michael Katherine, 22, and Prince Michael “Blanket” Jackson II, 18.

Both Jordan and Beyoncé were present during the memorial service for the late Kobe Bryant and the late Gianna Bryant at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 24, 2020. She sang “XO,” a song from her self-titled fifth studio album in 2013.

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