Magic Johnson Credits His Success to Being a Fighter in Trailer for Apple Docuseries

Magic Johnson (Credit: Apple TV+)

Magic Johnson fights his way to the top in the teaser trailer for the upcoming Apple TV+ docuseries They Call Me Magic.

The trailer shows Johnson in his days as a Los Angeles Laker. “I think you just have to come out swinging, and I’m swinging,” he says in archival footage.

In a Feb. 4 press release, Apple announced the four-part series will look at the NBA legend’s life both on and off the court, as well as his cultural impact after opening a string of successful businesses, and investing in the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Sparks.

Johnson also shared the trailer on his social media channels.

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Here’s the official synopsis: “With unprecedented access, the docuseries explores Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson’s remarkable journey from being the face of the Los Angeles Lakers and cementing himself as an all-time NBA legend, to changing the conversation around HIV and transforming into a successful entrepreneur and community activist.”

The series will revisit his humble beginnings in Lansing, Michigan and his life today, through interviews with Magic, his family, friends, and associates.

The project is directed by Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), with editor Dirk Westervelt (Ford v Ferrari) and cinematographer Rachel Morrison (Black Panther). XTR and New Slate Ventures produced the series for Apple in association with H.Wood Media and Delirio Films.

They Call Me Magic premieres April 22 on Apple TV+.