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Magic Johnson: Always Showtime 2-disc
July 19, 2015
Disc 1 contains the main documentary (1 hr 3 min) and also the number retirement ceremony (25 min) from the Great Western Forum in the early 90's that also had Larry Bird in attendance. The main body of the documentary was made in the 80's and feels a bit dated but still does a decent job of exploring his early life growing up in Lansing and then onto his high school/college days and finally his NBA career filled with championships and amazing fast-break plays.
Tacked on at the end of the documentary is a brief glimpse of his time on the Dream Team in the Summer of 1992 and also his return to the NBA in early 1996. Overall the documentary feels a bit short and rushed at just over an hour for someone who had such an amazing career. Certain events were just glossed over(such as his return). and others weren't even covered(his brief time coaching the Lakers). Disc 2 contains 3 full games(Lakers @ Clippers in San Diego 1979, Lakers @ 76er's Game 6 NBA Finals 1980, 1992 NBA All-Star Game in Orlando).
The game in San Diego was Magic's 1st game ever in the NBA. Game 6 in Philly is where Magic took over at center without Kareem and took the NBA crown as a rookie with the Lakers. And the 92 All-Star game was supposed to be Magic's last game(at the time). Overall this is a nice collection especially with the jersey retirement ceremony and the three full games.