NBA Legend Magic Johnson to be Featured Speaker at 2017 South by Southwest Conference and Festivals

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AUSTIN, TX – NBA legend and former point guard for the LA Lakers, Magic Johnson has been named as a featured Speaker at the 2017 South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals. The event will occur during March 10th through the 19th in 2017 and will take place in Austin, Texas. Source: SXSW Press Release

SXSW Conference sessions take place in Austin, Texas at various downtown locations with the hub of programming at the Austin Convention Center. Registration opens on August 1, 2016.

According to the SXSW Press Release, the Southwest Conference and Festivals has been in existence for almost 20 years and offers a variety of networking opportunities:

“Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film and music industries. The event, an essential destination global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.”

Former Los Angeles Laker point guard, Earvin “Magic” Johnson is considered one of the all time greats who ever played basketball. After being drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in 1979, Johnson’s first season included a championship and a Finals MVP award. During his career, Magic achieved five NBA championships and three Most Valuable Player Awards. In 1994 he began his first year as the Lakers’ Vice President. In 1996 he was voted one of the 50 Greatest Players of All Time by the NBA, and in 2002, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. ESPN’s Sports Century ranked Johnson #17 in their 50 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century. In 2006, ESPN rated Johnson the greatest point guard of all time.

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