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Magic Johnson Has “Life Changing Experience” at Acropolis in Athens

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Magic Johnson and his wife, Cookie, at the Acropolis in Athens. Credit: Magic Johnson/Twitter

Magic Johnson, one of the world’s most famous basketball stars, has had what he calls a “life changing experience” in visiting the Acropolis in Athens during his time in Greece.

The NBA legend, who is regarded as the best point guard of all time, has been sailing Greece’s Aegean Sea aboard his $150 million luxury yacht.

Johnson and his wife, Cookie, were able to tour some of the most important ancient sites in Athens, including the Parthenon, the Erectheion, and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, all of which are located near or on the Acropolis.

Johnson tweeted: “Today I had a life changing experience filled with so much biblical history. We visited the Acropolis of Athens, a fortified citadel located on the top of a hill with four Temples. We saw historical landmarks including the Parthenon dedicated to Athena the Virgin in 447 BC.”

Just earlier this week, the couple visited Santorini where they posed for photos overlooking the famous caldera and the volcano. “Cookie and I at the famous Church of Three Bells of Fira in the beautiful city Santorini! Behind us you can see a volcano,” he wrote on Twitter.

On July the 4th, he posted a video from the island of Mykonos where fireworks are seen in the background. “Happy July the 4th from Greece,” he said in photos and a video uploaded on Twitter.

Johnson and Cookie seem to very much enjoy their vacation in this part of the world.

Last year, the couple sailed in the Ionian Sea, including the island of Corfu, where the basketball legend posted a video of the Old Fortress which covers the promontory that initially contained the old town of Corfu during Byzantine times.

Magic Johnson’s career achievements

Johnson’s career achievements include three NBA MVP Awards, nine NBA Finals appearances, twelve All-Star games, and ten All-NBA First and Second Team nominations. He led the league in regular season assists four times and is the NBA’s all-time leader in average assists per game at 11.2.

He was a member of the 1992 United States men’s Olympic basketball team (“The Dream Team”), which won the Olympic gold medal in 1992. After leaving the NBA in 1992, Johnson formed the Magic Johnson All-Stars, a barnstorming team that traveled around the world playing exhibition games.

He became a two-time inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame—being enshrined in 2002 for his individual career and again in 2010 as a member of the “Dream Team.”

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