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Magic Johnson Teases Possible Biopic At ‘They Call Me Magic’ Premiere



Magic Johnson fans are about to get a front row seat to the life and legacy of the NBA great thanks to Apple TV+

The streamer celebrated the upcoming release of the new docu-series “They Call Me Magic” debuting April 22 at The Village Regency Theatre in Los Angeles.

Magic Johnson speaks at the world premiere of They Call Me Magic

The four-part series explores the remarkable accomplishments and global impact of Johnson’s life, both on and off the court. Johnson told HipHollywood he’s excited sharing the highs just as much as the lows in hopes of inspiring others.

“I think the doc series is great because my life has not been all great,” he said. “It’s been struggles, tough times, emotional times, Cookie and I had three break ups, it’s been HIV, 30 years now. It’s been so many ups and downs in my life so we want people to understand you can go through those things and have a good life but you got to meet them head on.”


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And if you’re wondering if Magic would be open to a possible biopic, he told us: “That’s going to be great, yes.”

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson attend the world premiere of They Call Me Magic

Some of Hollywood’s biggest names turned out to support Johnson including series contributors Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwyane Wade, Jerry West, and Stephen A. Smith.

Elisa Johnson, EJ Johnson, Cookie Johnson, Magic Johnson, Lisa Meyers Johnson and Andre Johnson

Additional attendees included his family Cookie Johnson, Andre Johnson, EJ Johnson, & Elisa Johnson, Eric Bonet, Boris Kodjoe, Sugar Ray Leonard, Patricia Arquette, Gabrielle Union, Don Cheadle, Courtney B. Vance, Stevie Wonder, Tina Knowles-Lawson and more!

Richard Lawson, Tina Knowles, Cookie Johnson and Magic Johnson

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union

Magic Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson

Bridgid Coulter and Don Cheadle

Boris Kodjoe

Stevie Wonder and Magic Johnson

Manuela Testolini and Eric BenŽt

Salli Richardson and Dondré Whitfield

Norm Nixon, Debbie Allen and Magic Johnson

“They Call Me Magic” will debut globally April 22 on Apple TV+.

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