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Magic Johnson Reacts to Michael Jordan Documentary 'The Last Dance'

Monica Otayza
Apr 22, 2020
10:30 A.M.

The first two episodes of Michael Jordan's "The Last Dance" documentary just aired, and Magic Johnson made sure to weigh in and encourage people to watch it as it's "fantastic."


You don't have to be a sports fan to know who Michael Jordan is. He's made a name for himself through the years and remains to be one of the most successful people on the planet.

Now, a documentary has been released that tells the story of Jordan's journey, and even his opponents-turned-friends call it "fantastic." Magic Johnson was one of those who praised "The Last Dance," saying it's just what people need to watch to learn more about why Jordan is regarded as the "greatest of all time."

Magic Johnson at the NBA All-Star Weekend 2020 in Chicago | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

Magic Johnson at the NBA All-Star Weekend 2020 in Chicago | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine


Earvin "Magic" Johnson, played against Jordan for many years. He's earned his own place atop his team's Hall of Fame, and that made him credible enough to be a part of the documentary. Of course, he made sure to promote it on social media, where he let people know that Michael Jordan is one of his top three entertainers of all time.


The team allowed an NBA entertainment crew to follow them around the entire season, and never-before-seen fotage is set to be released on the film.


"The Last Dance" was released on ESPN on April 19, and Netflix is releasing it on a two-episode weekly basis. So far, it has gotten nothing but rave reviews, as it tackles just how determined Jordan was to become the greatest basketball player in the world.


It also touches on his teammates, particularly those who have truly made an impact in his life and are considered his links to achieving six rings with the Chicago Bulls. It also shows his relationships with the Bulls management, particularly its then-General Manager, Jerry Krause, and their coach, Phil Jackson.



During their last year together as the power-packed team that they were, particularly in the 1997 to 1998 season, the team allowed an NBA entertainment crew to follow them around the entire season, and never-before-seen footage is set to be released on the film.

The documentary also shows testaments from people who have watched Jordan on the sidelines through the years, including management staff, former teammates, former opponents, sportscasters, and even former president and Chicago resident Barack Obama.

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