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Magic Johnson to interview Simone Biles on ‘Magic in the Making’

The NBA legend and entrepreneur to talk with the Olympic gold medalist and her parents

When Magic Johnson has his own network, you can bet your bottom dollar he’ll have his own show. On Magic in the Making on the ASPiRE network, the NBA legend and entrepreneur chats with prominent trailblazers and influencers.

On Dec. 20, the business mogul will sit down with Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles. In this special episode, Johnson will talk to Biles and her parents, Ron and Nellie Biles, at their family-owned gym in Houston, where they will delve into her upbringing, career and what inspires and motivates her.

Biles is the first female gymnast to win three consecutive world all-around titles. She also has the most World Championship gold medals (10) won by a female gymnast. At the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, she won the most medals in a single Olympics.

“It is with great pleasure to sit down with Simone and her parents on the next episode of Magic in the Making,” Johnson said. “The show allows me to have candid and heartfelt conversations with extraordinary individuals. Simone captivated the hearts and television screens of many Americans during this year’s Summer Olympics. I am excited to share her story of incredible heart and grand success that will be sure to entertain and inspire the ASPiRE audience to dream big.”

ASPiRE presents portrayals of black and urban culture. Magic in the Making is produced for ASPiRE by Black Robin Media. Johnson is executive producer. His guests share stories about their roads to success and what they aspire to do next.

“We are thrilled to present this intimate and authentic conversation between two extraordinary athletes who continue to pave the way for others,” said Melissa Ingram, vice president and channel manager for ASPiRE. “Simone’s talent and competitive spirit is remarkable, and the love and support demonstrated by her parents should be commended and witnessed by all.”

According to its website, ASPiRE offers a diverse programming mix of movies, series and specials, featuring music, comedy, drama, faith/inspiration, theater/performing arts, lifestyle, news and information. The network was launched on June 27, 2012, by Magic Johnson Enterprises, which acts as a catalyst for driving business results for its partners and fosters community and economic empowerment by making high-quality entertainment, products and services.

Future installments of Magic in the Making will be announced at a later date.

Kelley Evans is a general editor at The Undefeated. She is a food passionista, helicopter mom and an unapologetic southerner who spends every night with the cast of The Young and the Restless by way of her couch.