8.4/10
852
4 user 11 critic

Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals (2010)

An exploration of the fierce rivalry between NBA superstars Larry Bird and Magic Johnson during their decade of dominance.

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $14.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

From his days as a child in North Carolina to his retirement from the Chicago Bulls in 1999, His Airness takes you on a journey through Michael Jordan's career.

Director: Larry Weitzman
Stars: Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

This documentary follows NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James' journey to fame.

Director: Kristopher Belman
Stars: LeBron James, Dru Joyce, Romeo Travis
Kobe Bryant's Muse (TV Special 2015)
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A player finds himself always in the shadows of exceptional players.

Director: Gotham Chopra
Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John S. Battle, Larry Bird
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The Brooklyn Dodgers, from Jackie Robinson's breaking baseball's color barrier to their move to Los Angeles, a dozen years later. The Dodgers epitomize the diverse working-class, in ... See full summary »

Stars: Buzzie Bavasi, Pat Cooper, Mel Durslag
Documentary | Short | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Get an inside look at Michael at home, on the golf course and in the air. Features rare footage from his days at the University of North Carolina. Relive spectacular highlights from his NBA... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Jordan, Jay Thomas
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Michael Jordan Is Praised as the Greatest Basketball Player of All Time in This Documentary!

Directors: Don Kempf, James D. Stern
Stars: Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson, Doug Collins
Kobe Doin' Work (TV Movie 2009)
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A documentary following Kobe Bryant during one day during a game against the San Antonio Spurs.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lamar Odom
30 for 30 (2009–2016)
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring today's finest storytellers from inside and outside of the sports world. What started as a celebration of ESPN's 30th ... See full summary »

Stars: Dan Rather, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

"Michael Jordan: Air Time" documents Jordan and the Chicago Bulls' 1991-92 season, including Jordan dealing with his friend and rival Magic Johnson's retirement announcement, gambling ... See full summary »

Stars: Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, Mark Giangreco
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A documentary going in depth about the creation and success of the greatest basketball team ever created. The Dream Team. Takes place in the 92 Olympics, where team USA and it's eleven Hall... See full summary »

Director: Zak Levitt
Stars: Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Clyde Drexler
The Doctor (TV Movie 2013)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Zak Levitt
Stars: Larry Bird, Julius Erving, Michael Jordan
The Announcement (TV Movie 2012)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An in depth look at the career of basketball player Ervin "Magic" Johnson and the days leading up to and the years following his announcement to the world that he was HIV positive.

Director: Nelson George
Stars: Larry Bird, George Bush, Dyan Cannon
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Himself
...
Himself
Steve Springer ...
Himself - LA Times
Evelyn Johnson ...
Herself - Sister
George Fox ...
Himself - High School Coach
...
Himself
Rick Robey ...
Himself
Mark Bird ...
Himself
Jim Jones ...
Himself - High School Coach
...
Himself (archive footage)
Jerry West ...
Himself (archive footage)
Charles Pierce ...
Himself - Boston Globe (as Charles P. Pierce)
Cedric 'Cornbread' Maxwell ...
Himself
Michael Cooper ...
Himself
...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

An exploration of the fierce rivalry between NBA superstars Larry Bird and Magic Johnson during their decade of dominance.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Sport

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 March 2010 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Slowtime (web)
16 September 2014 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

Well, this basketball documentary about Bird & Magic tries another approach than the amazing, fantastic, incredible comments from the NBA production. Here, it's more psychological with less highlights and more interviews! But, finally, I found it boring and as much « false » : it's like basketball which is a team sport can be reduced to only one player, even if he has extraordinary skills. All the more i must say that Magic exhausts me with his constant smile and laughs and i prefer without hesitation Bird who does his job and quits. The documentary is however interesting about their early career (rare footages) and make understand how those 2 players just fit with their city. Just imagine if Bird had played in LA and Magic in Boston ??? The other thing that we can understand is how their competitiveness and thirst for victories can never be quenched !!!


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Who Was The Narrator???? Deana91
DVD Extras? CLewey44
how can i see this? mbatmanl

Contribute to This Page