Los Angeles Lakers superstar, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, is dishing out some of the details that have not only made his a successful athlete and business man but a husband and a father.
In his newly-released docuseries, They Call Me Magic, which dives deep into the life and legacy of the global icon, the four-part Apple TV+ documentary looks back at Magic’s childhood, his basketball career with Michigan State and the “Showtime” Lakers, his breaking news HIV+ status, his deeply-rooted love for his wife Cookie Johnson, and more.
The influential athlete would soon transition his career into entrepreneurship and investments after his early retirement from the NBA, and in this BET.com chat, the NBA Hall of Famers teases other topics and shares what artists are on his “Black Business” playlist.
“Anything with Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, [The] O’Jays, Frankie Beverly & Maze,” he revealed. “I’m probably the biggest Michael Jackson fan! I love R&B. Anthony Hamilton, Prince, Whitney Houston, Luther [Vandross], [and] Teddy Pendergrass. These are my artists I grew up with that I love, admire and respect all at the same time.”
When it comes to his wife, Cookie, Magic tells those who are looking for a love like his to never “settle.”
“What you think is important that you have to have in your relationship, make sure you have it,” he says. “Also learn to take a step back. You don’t have to lead all the time. I don’t lead all the time. I know what I know and I know what I don’t know. That’s important too.”
Don’t forget to tune into Part One of They Call Me Magic, which is currently streaming on AppleTV+!