The following comes from "When the Game was Ours," by Jackie MacMullen. The book details that lives of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, their relationship with each other and their impact on the game. Below gives a peek and one of the reasons why Magic was a great player. It is about a college coach recruiting him while he was a senior in high school.
One cold winter morning, Detroit coach Dick Vitale showed up in Lansing just after 6 AM. He knocked on the door of Magic's house and told politely by Christine Johnson that her son had already left. He was up the street, shooting jump shots in the snow before school.