Magic Johnson

NBA legend Magic Johnson reacted to the passing of the legendary coach John Thompson. The five-time NBA champion tweeted a message full of respect highlighting the impact coach Johnson had.

“He was a father figure and mentor to his own players, many other student-athletes, and professionals in the NBA and in the business world. He stood for what he believed in like when he walked off the court before a game against Boston College to boycott Proposition 48,” Johnson wrote.

“He altered the perception of how the world viewed Black coaches being the first to win the 1984 NCAA National Championship. 97% of his players that stayed for four years earned their degree!”