A Complete History of Players Who Won Both NCAA and NBA Championships

Magic Johnson

NBA Championship(s): Los Angeles Lakers (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988)
NCAA Championship(s): Michigan State Spartans (1979)

Prior to all the Lakers/Celtics rivalry in the NBA Finals that occurred throughout the 1980s, there was also the 1979 NCAA Championship Game between Magic Johnson and Michigan State versus Larry Bird and Indiana State that started it all. During that game, Bird and Johnson both led their teams in scoring, 19 and 24, respectively. But it was Magic's squad that came out on top, defeating the Sycamores, 75-64, and accomplishing something that Bird was never able to do in his collegiate career. So, Magic won?

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