Sean Merriman, web editor, January 20, 2015

You will be challenged to find anyone who would argue against the fact that Earvin "Magic" Johnson was one of, if not, the greatest basketball players to come out of the Big Ten.

Johnson starred at Michigan State from 1977-79, helping lead to Spartans to the 1979 national championship. recently honored Johnson by including him on its list of the top 5 statues in college basketball.

Johnson was listed at No. 3, trailing only Larry Bird (Indiana State) and Jerry Tarkanian (UNLV).

Johnson's statue stands right outside of Michigan State's Breslin Center. The statue reads, "Always a Champion," in honor of Magic's four championships at four different levels of play: high school, college, NBA and the Olympics.

Here's a picture of the statue.