NBA Legend Magic Johnson Reveals Plans For His Documentary Featuring Michael Jordan, Isiah Thomas, Larry Bird and More

Published 03/30/2021, 8:31 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 22: Magic Johnson speaks onstage during The Genius of Magic Johnson Sponsored by Denny’s at The Genius Talks Sponsored By Credit Karma during the BET Experience at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BET)


The ‘Last Dance’ documentary was a bright light during a dark period in basketball. Due to the global pandemic, all professional sports, including basketball, were halted indefinitely. However, the world got to relive the career of arguably the greatest player of all-time in Michael Jordan. And now, it appears his friend and another NBA legend, Magic Johnson, has similar plans for himself.

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Magic Johnson reveals new documentary

NBA legend Magic Johnson recently spoke to Bakari Sellers on his podcast. Johnson revealed that he and his team are working on a podcast chronicling his life and his career. He noted that he has spoken to the likes of Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Isiah Thomas, and even former US President Barack Obama to be a part of it. But the documentary will be different from the ‘Last Dance’.

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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)

Magic said, “I got my own documentary coming out. We’re filming it now. I was in Michael’s ear to be in mine, President Obama. We got great people who are going to be in my documentary as well. So we’re still filming it now. A lot of the Lakers, Isiah (Thomas) will be in it as well, Larry Bird. It’s going to be great, but it’ll be completely different from the Last Dance.”

Magic is looking forward to his documentary project

Johnson gave props to Michael Jordan for giving the world the ‘Last Dance’ documentary during a time when there was little in the name of new content. But with his own documentary, Johnson revealed that it will cover his humble beginnings from Michigan, all the way to his current role in business and his religious affiliations.

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Magic said, “We needed the Last Dance because we needed some live programming and some content that we could all wait for every Sunday, so thank you, Michael, for that. It’ll cover my whole life from Lansing, Michigan, growing up in a family of 10, all the way to becoming a businessman and my belief in the lord. It’s going to cover all those things.”

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Are you excited about Magic Johnson’s documentary? While it may not be similar to the ‘Last Dance’ documentary, watching the story of one of the greatest ever will still be an entertaining watch. And Magic Johnson has one of the most fascinating origin stories in the NBA, so the documentary should be exciting.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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