Magic Johnson was one of the greatest guards in NBA history. He’s also one of the best Lakers of all time. He was the face of the original showtime Lakers that won 5 NBA titles for LA. One of them came in his rookie season when he won the NBA finals MVP as the youngest player on the team. Magic played 13 seasons and made the NBA hall of fame.
He’s getting the Michael Jordan treatment and will have not 1, but 2 documentaries coming soon.
Magic Johnson hates ‘Winning Time’
Winning Time is a TV series that is based on the book Showtime and follows the story of Magic, Kareem, and the ’80s LA Lakers. It was one of the greatest runs of rivalries that existed and created some truly exceptional Hall of Famers. It’s not a documentary but more of a dramatic story told by someone who was a part of it.
It’s not a fully accurate story but more of a retelling. This is why Magic Johnson genuinely dislikes it.
Magic Johnson admits he is ‘not looking forward’ to HBO Max’s Winning Time about the 1980s LA Lakers https://t.co/xhu4NdKsAr
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“I’m not gonna watch. Now, if the Lakers or myself or some Lakers have something to do with it, then I would, but it’s just, you can’t copy that, it’s just too much.”
There is an ulterior motive for all of this. He has his docu-series called ‘They call me Magic’, where they tell the real story of what happened during that time. And the series is premiering around the same time as ‘Winning Time’, making it a direct competition to it.
During a press tour, Magic said that he doesn’t believe that ‘Winning Time’ is accurate enough to do justice to the showtime Lakers. However, everyone knows that it’s out of the pure competition because he hasn’t even watched a single episode of the HBO series so far.
In the reviews for ‘They call me Magic’ so far, everyone believes Magic Johnson is the biggest problem in the series. This is extremely ironic because he’s the guy around who this docu-series is based. Magic Johnson has turned out to look bad in all of this.
Will ‘Winning Time’ turn out to be better or worse than ‘They call me Mike’? Magic surely hopes that ‘Winning Time’ does not do better.