Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After winning championships in high school and college, Johnson was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA Draft by the Lakers.
Penny Hardaway was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the 1993 NBA Draft (third pick overall), but was traded along with three future first-round picks to the Orlando Magic for the rights to first overall pick Chris Webber. Plagued by knee injuries, Penny was heralded as a mix between MJ and Magic. At 6"8 he was an excellent passer, scorer, defender and rebounder that helped the Magic with Shaq reach the finals in '95.
"Len" Bias (November 18, 1963 – June 19, 1986) was a first team All-American college basketball forward at the University of Maryland. He was selected by the BOSTON Celtics as the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA Draft on June 17, and DIED two days later from cardiac arrhythmia induced by a cocaine overdose. He is considered by some sportswriters to be one of the GREATEST players not to play at the professional level!