Famous Basketball Players

There are many famous basketballs players and a lot of people are familiar with many of the names, but not to many people know anything about the players themselves. For starters we will discuss Magic Johnson. Before he ever became a basketball player he was known to start practicing early as 7:30 in the morning. He was born September 14, 1959 in Lansing Michigan. Magic Johnson’s real name is Earvin Johnson Jr. His height is 6’ 9” and altogether he has 9 brothers and sisters.





Michael Jordan is among the other great famous basketball players. You probably remember him playing on the Chicago Bulls. He was born in Brooklyn New York on February 17, 1963 to the parents of James and Delores Jordan. Luckily he had two brothers and two sisters to keep him company while growing up. Other great famous basketball players include Tracy McGrady. He currently plays for the Orlando Magic and is 6’ 8” tall. He was born May 24, 1979 and when he was a teenager he went to Mount Zion Christian Academy.

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Remember Shaquille O’Neal? He started out playing for the Orlando Magic. He has played for several other teams since. His nickname is Shaq and was born March 6, 1972. Shaquille was born in Newark New Jersey to the parents of Joseph and Lucille. His mom later married someone else and Shaq spent most of his time growing up in Germany. Lisa Leslie plays the center position for the Los Angeles Sparks. Her height is 6’5” and she is 170 lbs. Lisa is originally from the state of California and the city she is from is called Hawthorne. As you can see many of these players have many interesting facts about them and famous basketball players can be anyone no matter if they are a man or woman