Magic Johnson celebrates the premiere of the docu-series ‘They Call Me Magic’

Magic Johnson along with several other icons were in Westwood on Thursday night for a premiere screening featuring his new docu-movies, They call me magic.

The documentaries highlight the incredible accomplishments and the global impact of Johnson’s life, both on and off the field. From his humble beginnings in Lansing, Michigan to being a
Five-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The four-part documentary also talks about how he changed the conversation around HIV and transcended a community activist and successful entrepreneur.

Magic Johnson spoke in an interview with FOX 11 about the red carpet.

“It’s amazing. It really is. You never know what will happen when you do something like that. [The series is about] My beautiful woman [Cookie Johnson] And me, our relationship and my kids. It’s about HIV and AIDS. It’s about struggle. It’s about great times, and it’s about hard times, “he told FOX 11.

Magic Johnson celebrates the premiere of “They Call Me Magic” at a red carpet event in Westwood. (FOX 11)

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Magic said people will learn more about him as a person through the series.

“It’s a difference between Magic and Irwin, a huge difference. Magic is crazy. It’s all about winning. He’s all doing his best to win and win championships and he likes to be a Laker and loves to live in Los Angeles, and Erwin is quiet. A guy who’s a family man, Dad, Grandpa, husband and love these quiet times with his family, “Magic said.

EJ, one of Magic’s children, also spoke about the series.

“I’m really excited that people knew what he was like [Magic] Turned himself into a businessman, a ram because I do not think a lot of people have really seen it so this is the first time he talks about it in depth so I’m excited that everyone will see this journey I came to until he grew up with him in the household. He is a very multi-faceted man. We always said there was a difference between Magic and Irwin and everyone would see those two sides, “EJ said.

EJ said he always saw in magic only “Dad”.

“Throughout all this, he was always ‘Daddy.’ .

Samuel L.. Jackson, who is a longtime friend of Magic, also spoke with FOX 11 about his friend.

“I’m really surprised it took so long for someone to make a documentary about him so that’s part of it, and besides, I’m glad people recognize who he is as a person, as opposed to a basketball player,” Jackson said.

Jackson said Magic is a “very good friend.”

“He is very generous to the flaw. He has one of the best spirits I have ever seen in his life. He is so generous with people, no matter where. I watch him every summer taking every picture with every person who asks and I I hide behind him. I was so happy when masks started that I could hide behind him and people thought I was his bodyguard, “Jackson said.

Stevie Wonder spoke to FOX 11 and said he was looking forward to the series.

“I’m excited about his story being told by him, excited about being at this celebration. He’s definitely written a story that will last in the sands of time and then he’s another person from Michigan. , And the reading in his spirit that everyone knew that when you have faith, love and the highest, really nothing is impossible and greatness is impossible. “Wonder said.

Gabriel Union and Dwayne Wade share close ties with Magic, Cookie and their children.

“What Magic would tell me and my husband and our family is that he appears physically. People don’t appear to anyone nowadays and he actually appears every time for us, in just about every area of ​​life,” Union said.

Karim Abdul-Jabbar attended the premiere and also expressed anticipation for the series.

“I think it would be great to discover some of the more intimate aspects of his life. I traveled with him for 10 years and learned a little but I will learn a lot more tonight,” Abdul-Jabbar said.

They call me magic It will air for the first time worldwide on April 22 on Apple TV +.

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