LOOK: Gretchen Ho meets Lakers legend Magic Johnson in Las Vegas
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 19, 2018 10:27 AM
Our very own Gretchen Ho got the opportunity of a lifetime as she met five-time NBA champion Magic Johnson at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.
Johnson, of course, was one-half of the storied Bird-Magic rivalry of the 1980's where his Los Angeles Lakers and Larry Bird's Boston Celtics rejuvenated the NBA and brought it to better heights in three NBA Finals match-ups in the decade.
The 6'9" point guard, who played from 1979 to 1991 and a brief period in 1996 won the NBA MVP three times in 1987, 89, and 90. He was also crowned NBA Finals MVP in 1980, 1982, and 1987.
One of the most illustrious point guards in basketball history, the 59-year old Johnson dished out 10,141 assists in 906 regular-season games, good for fifth all-time.
After announcing his sudden retirement in 1991, he was named to the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history.
For her part, the former Ateneo Lady Eagle expressed her happiness in meeting one of the best hoopers ever.
"Can I just say that Magic Johnson is really nice??? He says hi to all the Filipinos out there!" Ho said on her Instagram post.
Johnson also said his greetings to his adoring Filipino fans. Catch Gretchen's interview with Magic Johnson SOON on ABS-CBN!