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Johnson named Miller's Player of the Decade.

Johnson named Miller's Player of the Decade

Los Angeles Lakers guard Earvin "Magic" Johnson has been named the Miller Genuine Draft National Basketball Assn. All-Star Balloting Player of The Decade.

Johnson, one of only three players to be on the Genuine Draft ballot each of the last 10 years, was chosen in a vote of professional basketball writers and broadcasters throughout the country.

Nearly 200 media personnel chose 10-year All-Star teams for the NBA's Eastern and Western Conferences. Those teams were announced as part of the NBA's All-Star Weekend, which culminated with the 41st annual NBA All-Star game.

To honor Johnson, Miller Brewing Co. donated $50,000 in his name to the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund. The fund provides merit scholarships to the nation's 36 historically black public colleges and universities.

Joining Johnson at guard on the Western Conference team of the '80s was George Gervin, ex-Lakers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and James Worthy, as well as ex-Denver Nuggets forward Alex English.

On the Eastern Conference squad were Larry Bird, who was joined by ex-Philadelphia 76er Julius Erving. Completing the team were Moses Malone of the Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls star guard Michael Jordan, and the Detroit Piston's Isiah Thomas.

Also part of the weekend's activities, Miller and NBA representatives selected one of the 200 media who voted donated $2,000 in his name to the college or university of his choice.

PHOTO : O'MILLER CELEBRATES ST. PATRICK'S DAY in style. During Miller Brewing Co.'s newest promotion, consumer's can win up to $10,000 instantly by finding the green can seeded in 12- and 24-packs of Miller products.
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Title Annotation:Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Miller Brewing Company
Publication:Modern Brewery Age
Date:Feb 18, 1991
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