Magic Johnson explains where his name came from in new 'They Call Me Magic' teaser for Apple TV+

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Magic Johnson They Call Me Magic Apple Tv Plus (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ has released a new teaser for They Call Me Magic.
  • They Call Me Magic is a new four-part docu-series about Magic Johnson.
  • A new teaser explains why Magic Johnson got his name.

Former basketball star Magic Johnson is the subject of a new Apple TV+ docuseries, but where did that name come from? The man explains everything in a new teaser for the latest Apple TV+ hit.

In this new Apple TV+ teaser, Earvin "Magic" Johnson explains that the whole "Magic" name came about after a reporter saw him play. Needing a nickname for the up and coming star, that reporter went with the now-famous "Magic" and the rest is history.

Hear it in the words of Johnson himself — and the reporter who came up with the name all those years ago!

Earvin "Magic" Johnson is an icon for the ages—from humble beginnings to the Dream Team to business titan. Featuring candid interviews with teammates, rivals, family, friends, and more, this docuseries charts the life and career of an icon.

The new four-part documentary is available to stream on Apple TV+ now and is a must-watch for basketball fans of all ages. It isn't only about basketball, of course, and also tells the story of "his transcendence from sports superstar to business titan, blazing new trails for former athletes and revolutionizing the way corporate America does business in Black communities" as well.

They Call Me Magic is available to watch now for everyone who has an Apple TV+ subscription. Priced at just $4.99 per month, Apple TV+ is now among some of the best value in streaming — especially at a time where Netflix and Disney+ continue to hike prices.

If you want to enjoy They Call Me Magic in style, be sure to check out our list of the best Apple TV deals on the market today.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.