As the NBA's Most Valuable Player by a national panel of media representatives, the Los Angeles Lakers' EARVIN ( Magic) JOHNSON, 29, who averaged 22.5 points, 12.8 assists and 7.9 rebounds during the regular season and led the league with a .911 free throw percentage and 17 triple doubles. Johnson, who also won the award in 1987, received 42� first-place votes to 27� for runner-up Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls.
SUSPENDED: By the NHL, for the first 12 games of the 1989-90 season, Philadelphia Flyer goal-tender RON HEXTALL, 25, as a result of his attack on Montreal Canadiens defenseman Chris Chelios during Game 6 of the Flyers-Canadiens Stanley Cup semifinal series.
TRADED: By the Seattle Mariners, pitcher MARK LANGSTON, 28, to the Montreal Expos for pitchers RANDY JOHNSON, 25, BRIAN HOLMAN, 24, and GENE HARRIS, 24.
By the Milwaukee Bucks, forward TERRY CUMMINGS, 28, to the San Antonio Spurs for guard ALVIN ROBERTSON, 26, forward GREG ANDERSON, 24, and future considerations.