'They Call Me Magic': From Larry Bird to Michael Jordan, all the NBA stars who appear on Magic Johnson's docu
The four-episode Apple TV+ documentary on former Lakers legend also features eminent media personalities and the best sports journos in the country
Former Los Angeles Lakers legend Earvin 'Magic Johnson' joins the sports documentary bandwagon with 'They Call Me Magic'. The four-episode documentary sheds light on the life and times of one of the greatest players the NBA has seen and charts his meteoric rise and equally devastating lows. While the documentary doesn't necessarily dish out anything new than what was already known and written, it does provide a more in-depth look at his promising career in Michigan, his journey to being part of the Purple and Gold dressing room, his up-and-down-and a relationship with his wife Cookie, and finally his HIV diagnosis.
There's no doubt that Johnson is one of the more charismatic personalities in the sporting world. The other superstars in the NBA vouch for that in the documentary, while also sharing their thoughts on playing with him and their interactions on the hardwood. The documentary features a slew of former stars who make an appearance and here's a look at some of them:
NBA stars and personnel in 'They Call Me Magic'
Larry Bird (Boston Celtics), Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls), Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks), James Worthy (Los Angeles Lakers), Michael Cooper (Los Angeles Lakers), Charles Barkley (Phoenix Suns), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers), Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers), Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat), Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons), Byron Scott (Los Angeles Lakers), Jamaal Wilkes (Los Angeles Lakers), Grant Hill (Orlando Magic), Jerry West (Los Angeles Lakers), Paul Westhead (Los Angeles Lakers), AC Green (Los Angeles Lakers), Kurt Rambis (Los Angeles Lakers)
Some of the eminent media personalities include — Snoop Dogg, Jimmy Kimmel, Barack Obama, Stephen A Smith, Jeanie Buss, Samuel L Jackson, Spike Lee, Arsenio Hall, Jim Hill, Michael Wilbon, and Bob McAdoo. The official synopsis reads, "An illuminating, holistic look into the life and career of Earvin "Magic" Johnson, one of the world’s most iconic sports figures, that offers a rare glimpse into the incredible story of a man who left his mark on history through his work both on and off the court and continues to impact our culture today."
'They Call Me Magic' releases April 22 on Apple TV+