EAST LANSING (WWJ/AP) – NBA legend and Lansing native Magic Johnson has donated $1 million to the school he led to the 1979 college basketball national championship.

Michigan State University athletic director Mark Hollis made an announcement acknowledging the gift on Friday.

Hollis said Johnson told him about the donation at breakfast and said “do with it as you see fit.” The donation will go to the East Lansing school’s athletic department.

Johnson was an honorary captain for Michigan State during Friday night’s game against North Carolina in the Carrier Classic aboard an aircraft carrier in Coronado, Calif. MSU lost the game, 67-55.

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