Magic Johnson teases Showtime Lakers documentary
Johnson was at the Lakers’ practice facility on Monday, as the Showtime doc has evidently already begun production. The 12-time All-Star ran into Los Angeles owner Jeanie Buss as well.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) September 14, 2020
Michael Jordan’s “The Last Dance” docuseries was epic, so we can surmise this Showtime doc will be good as well.
Magic Johnson guided the Lakers to five NBA championships. He won three Finals MVP Awards along the way and is universally recognized as the greatest point guard in NBA history.
During his legendary career with the Lakers, Magic averaged 19.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 11.2 assists in 906 regular season games. The Hall of Famer, who won three MVP Awards as well, shot 52.0 percent from the field, 30.3 percent from beyond the arc and 84.8 percent from the free-throw line.
As most basketball fans know, Magic didn’t play in the NBA from 1991 to 1995 due to his HIV illness. However, the Lakers great made his grand return during the 1995-96 campaign and played in 32 games. He put up 14.6 points, 5.7 boards and 6.9 dimes per contest before calling it a career and retiring.
There will never be another Magic Johnson. He has a statue outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles after establishing himself as arguably the best passer of all time.
While his stint as president of the Lakers ended with an impromptu press conference where he randomly quit, Magic will always be beloved in Los Angeles.