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Magic Johnson Donates $1 Million To Michigan State Athletics

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DETROIT (AP) — NBA legend and Lansing native Magic Johnson has donated $1 million to the school he led to the 1979 college basketball national championship.

 

Gallery: Carrier Classic

 

The Lansing State Journal and The Detroit News report that the gift was announced Friday by Michigan State University athletic director Mark Hollis.

The Spartans play No. 1 North Carolina Friday evening in the Carrier Classic aboard an aircraft carrier in Coronado, Calif. Johnson is serving as Michigan State’s honorary captain for the game.

Hollis said Johnson told him about the donation at breakfast and said “do with it as you see fit.”

The Detroit News reports the donation will go to the East Lansing school’s athletic department.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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