April 30, 2010

Magic Johnson at San Manuel

Earvin "Magic" Johnson speaks to business group at San Manuel

By Michael J. SorbaJust like he dished dimes to the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and James Worthy during his illustrious NBA career, Earvin "Magic" Johnson lobbed a few assists to local business owners Thursday at San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino.

The Hall of Famer offered business advice and strategies as keynote speaker during the final installment of a six-part Business Insight Series sponsored by the county's Economic Development Agency, Estrada Strategies and San Manuel.

"I'm a control freak and I don't apologize for it," Johnson told the audience of about 300. "Because I know if it's in my hands, we're going to win."

Johnson, who has worked as a pitch man in the casino's television commercials, touched on his athletic career, which included an NCAA National Championship and five NBA titles. But most of his talk focused on the successful philosophies he's used as an entrepreneur.
Comment:  For more on related subjects, see Abdul-Jabbar Kicks Off NIGA 2010 and The Facts About Indian Gaming.

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