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Greek PM Mitsotakis Calls Magic Johnson

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

NBA star Magic Johnson had the chance to speak with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to discuss the athlete’s trip in the country on Monday.

Johnson, who is regarded as the best point guard of all time, has been traveling around Greece the past few weeks and has been documenting his adventures on social media.

Magic Johnson chats with Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis

On Monday, the Greek PM called Johnson to discuss the basketball legend’s vacation in the country. Johnson wrote on Twitter:

I had the honor and pleasure of getting a surprise call from the Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis welcoming me to the country and seeing how my visit has been so far. I told the Prime Minister it’s been amazing and life changing!

From the culture, to the history and the food, everything has been exceptional! The people have welcomed Cookie, me, and our friends with open arms,” he continued.

On Saturday, the basketball star had what he called a “life changing experience” while visiting the Acropolis in Athens.

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.

Basketball legend’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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