Earvin “Magic” Johnson Celebrates World Premiere of Docuseries

By Brooks Welch

Last weekend, Basketball legend and media personality Earvin “Magic” Johnson celebrated the world premiere of his four part documentary series ‘They Call Me Magic’ with Apple TV+.

As reported by Black Enterprise, the ‘They Call Me Magic’ premiere was a star-studded affair that brought together global icons from entertainment, sports and music.


Celebrity guests at the red carpet premiere included Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Magic’s wife Cookie and children EJ, Elisa and Andre, contributors Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwyane Wade, Paul Westhead, Stephen A. Smith, along with special guests Stevie Wonder, Patricia Arquette, Rosanna Arquette, Courtney B. Vance, Don Cheadle, Gabrielle Union, Tina Knowles-Lawson, and the series’ producers.

The screening was held at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles. The experience continued into the night with a performance from Morris Day and The Time at Delilah in West Hollywood.

“I’m going to tell you, really, a secret,” Magic said to the media on Tuesday. “I love watching the doc-series because I get to see myself play. But don’t tell nobody!”

The series will debut on April 22 and will have four episodes. The chapters will touch on his childhood in Lansing, Michigan, his first championship in 1980 and his soaring popularity, his HIV diagnosis, and his NBA comeback and life in business, after basketball, reports Yahoo!.

You can see the trailer for the series here:

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