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Magic Johnson Honored At The Mercedes-Benz Carousel Of Hope Ball



Magic Johnson can now add recipient of the Brass Ring Award to his resume.

The NBA legend-turned-esteemed business man was recognized at the Mercedes-Benz Carousel of Hope Ball over the weekend for is his various humanitarian efforts. HipHollywood was on the red carpet to catch up with honoree and his uber supportive family about the special award.

“This is like special for us because you never think you’d be honored by your friend,” the 55-year-old told us.

Magic’s son EJ, who recently underwent gastric sleeve surgery also chimed in, telling HipHollywood that “It’s always exciting when Dad gets honored. So we are obviously excited to come out and support him tonight when he accepts this amazing award. ”

The Johnson clan along with Hollywood’s elite attended the annual fund raising soiree, which benefited clinical care and research at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes.

“When you think about the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, that’s really effecting not only myself and our families, but a lot of minorities too,” Johnson explained.

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