Magic Johnson Arrives in Split on $150 Million ‘Aquila’ Super-Yacht

Daniela Rogulj

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August 2, 2020 – Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson, the most famous number 32 in basketball, the tallest point guard in NBA history, and one of the most revolutionary basketball players of all time, has arrived in Split.

Slobodna Dalmacija writes that the trademark of the celebrated Los Angeles Lakers has decided to spend part of his summer vacation in Croatia with his friends and family, as is evidenced by his arrival on the mega yacht “Aquila”, which stretches 85.6 meters long and is worth about 150 million US dollars. 

On Friday, news spread through Split that Michael Jordan, perhaps the biggest basketball player to walk the globe and a brand of the Chicago Bulls, was coming to a famous restaurant in Split at around 8 pm. Photojournalists and journalists thus came together at the scheduled time to immortalize this historic photograph. But there was nothing from the photo, as Air Jordan never showed.

Only an hour or two later, information came that the initial story was wrong and that it was not Jordan coming to Split, but Magic Johnson.

In the end, the news turned out to be correct, which is evidenced by fan photos of the famous basketball player who was photographed in front of Aquila with Nina and Mario, employees of “Madura”, a famous cafe on the West Coast, where many mega yachts park. You can see the photos here.


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Magic Johnson and teammate Kare Abdul – Jabbar ruled the world of basketball in the late ’70s and ’80s, when he won five NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Today, he is a very successful businessman, whose fortune is estimated at about a billion US dollars, so it is not surprising that he can rent a yacht that costs one million dollars a week.

In addition to titles with the Lakers, Magic won everything that can be won in basketball. He was the MVP of the NBA Finals three times, the MVP of the entire NBA League season three times, he played 12 NBA All-Star games and won the gold at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, ​​when the then American “Dream Team” beat Croatia, led by Drazen Petrovic, Toni Kukoc, and Dino Rada in the final. 

In addition to these accomplishments, Magic averaged 19.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, and an average of 11.2 assists per game throughout his NBA career.


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