The 25 Most Versatile Players in NBA History

1. Magic Johnson

"Official" position: Point Guard
Other position(s) played: Shooting Guard, Point Forward, Power Forward, Center
Career years: (1976-1996)
Career stats: 19.5 PPG, 11.2 APG, 7.2 RPG, 1.9 SPG
Accolades: 3x NBA MVP, 5x NBA Champion, 12x NBA All-Star, 9x All-NBA First Team

Standing at 6'9", Magic Johnson was the tallest pure point guard in league history. Moving down the court with effortless grace and distributing a dizzying array of spectacular passes, the NBA legend was the driving force behind the "Showtime" Lakers' offense. But it's easy to forget that he could play off the ball, too; as a rookie, he actually was the team's shooting guard, playing alongside emerging star Norm Nixon. And, of course, everyone remembers Magic's Game 6 at center during the 1980 Finals, where playing in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's stead he helped lead the Lakers to an NBA title. He even dabbled at power forward during his brief (and hard to watch) comeback during the 1995-96 season.

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