America continues to be without all sports for the time being while we continue to deal with the global COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 NFL Draft was able to give sports fans something to watch, but that has now come and went. What has really captivated the sports world is the documentary being aired on ESPN right now, “The Last Dance” covering Michael Jordan’s final championship season with the Chicago Bulls while also covering Michael’s history altogether. The documentary has caused people to be hungry for more documentaries, with former Laker Magic Johnson confirming with Entertainment Tonight that he has a documentary being made (ET story by Meredith B. Kile).
Magic first talked about the rumored and reported documentary on the late Kobe Bryant during his final 2015-16 season. Here’s what he had to say on that as well as his comments on his own documentary:
(On the Kobe documentary)
“That’s definitely going to happen,” he said. “I think he was smart enough to have a camera follow him, document every movement… so we are going to see a lot of behind-the-scenes things on Kobe and probably let us into his world with his family.”
“I’m coming after Kobe!” he was excited to share, noting that the doc will focus on his basketball career as well as his family and business endeavors. “You get the basketball part of it, but then also how I reinvented myself and how I went into business and what I’m doing today, so it will all come into this documentary. I’m looking forward to it.”
It should be noted that these documentaries have plenty of work that needs to go into them, and likely won’t be released for at least a couple of years. This seems to be the first time that Magic’s documentary has been confirmed, which means it’ll probably be released after Kobe Bryant’s.
Keep your eyes and ears open for any announcements pertaining to those documentaries.