Magic Johnson Displays Disinterest to Lakers Documentary That Can Be His “Last Dance”

Published 12/28/2021, 10:52 AM EST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 20: Former NBA player Magic Johnson attends the 29th Annual Achilles Gala at Cipriani South Street on November 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)


Whenever someone talks about the best players play in the NBA, some names are constant. Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, LeBron James, and Larry Bird are some of the greatest who played in the league.

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Among them, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant have their own documentaries and Magic Johnson has openly admitted of having no interest in a series on him and the Lakers.

The announcement to release Johnson and the Lakers documentary was made last year. Interestingly, he has expressed his disinterest regarding the same.

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Magic Johnson on a documentary

HBO’s “Showtime” Lakers series is going to release, which revolves around the lives of the 1980s Lakers. Fans saw this as a series similar to “Last Dance” which will show Magic Johnson’s and other players’ impact during the 80s.

Johnson, on the other hand, had other views regarding the documentary. While talking to TMZ Sports, Magic says he is not looking forward to the showtime Lakers series as he has his own documentary planned.

The show titled “Winning Time: The Rise of The Lakers Dynasty” shows the journey of the Lakers which went on to win 5 NBA championships in the ’80s led by Magic Johnson.

Earvin Johnson Jr or Magic Johnson is one of the best players to ever play the sport. He played for the Los Angeles Lakers and is a five-time NBA champion, 3 time MVP, and 12 time NBA All-Star.

He was given the name ‘Magic’ for the first time by a sportswriter who had seen him bag 36 points, 16 rebounds, and 16 assists when he was only 15 years old.

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LOS ANGELES, CA Spring, 1991 –– Los Angeles Lakers Magic Johnson, right, is guarded by Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls in the 1991 NBA Finals in Los Angeles. (Photo by Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Johnson was famous for his elegant play and swagger on the court. He was the tallest point guard during his time, standing at 6-foot-9 inches. Johnson has achieved practically everything an individual can win. He has won the championship 5 times during his 13-year stint, all of which came with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Among all of his traits, the one thing which amazed fans was his passing skills. Be it no-look passes or alley-oops, Magic mastered them all. He retired, averaging 19.5 points per game, 7.2 rebounds per game, and 11.2 assists per game. (Source: NBA.com)

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Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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