Ever since non-fungible tokens started taking the world by storm, the NBA’s Top Shot collections have been one of the most successful projects to emerge in the space. This year, the collection will be receiving a boost as Long Angeles Lakers legend and NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson announced a collaboration with NBA Top Shot to release a new collection.
The collection, which is set to release on June 7, is called “The Anthology: Magic Johnson” and will feature some of the most iconic moments from his 13-year career with the Lakers. The anthology will represent the different periods of his career, including the following:
- The baby hook in the 1987 NBA Finals
- Around-the-back pass to Byron Scott
- A 1980 NBA Finals moment
- A fancy pass to Scott
- The regulation game-winner against the Celtics
Johnson shared his optimism about the NFT collection on Twitter, noting that the collection aims to bring some of the most memorable moments from his career to his fans worldwide.
“I’m really excited to partner with NBA Top Shot to release my first NFTs and bring some of my favorite moments from my career to fans everywhere,” Johnson tweeted. “Fans get to see just a few of my favorite plays from my career.”
The anthology will comprise 1,600 anthology packs, each priced at $399. In addition, the packs contain one guaranteed Magic Johnson Moment NFT at either Rare or Legendary rarity level. Top Shop disclosed that 1,200 packs would be airdropped to customers with a score of at least 150,000 points. The remaining 400 packs will also be available to all buyers regardless of their Top Shot score.
Although NFT sales have recently declined globally, many figures in the entertainment and the corporate world continue to support the technology. Magic Johnson is only the latest name to enter the NFT space, following other sporting greats who have tattooed their iconic moments into digital history.
Magic Johnson is a five-time NBA champion and member of the NBA’s 75th-anniversary team. He is also a three-time MVP of the NBA finals, three-time NBA MVP, and 12-time NBA All-Star.