Magic Johnson visits Durham

DURHAM

The NBA great said he believes in giving students a second chance at school, and that's why he's behind the free alternative school for students who have dropped out of traditional high school.

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Dropping out is something he knows something about. He left Michigan State early to go pro.

"I left school because I had a good paying job waiting for me with the Lakers! And then I turned that good paying job into a business now, that I employ over 50,000 minorities across this country. So these young people gotta understand that education is the key," he said.

Johnson gave the students more than a pep talk. He answered their questions about succeeding in life and business.

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