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Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty


Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty


"Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty" is a television series produced by HBO, based on Jeff Pearlman's book "Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s". The first season contains 10 episodes and centers around the "Showtime" era of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, which began in late 1979. The show features an ensemble cast, including John C. Reilly, Quincy Isaiah, and Adrien Brody, and is directed by Adam McKay.

The series focuses on the personal and professional lives of the Lakers basketball team during the 1980s, specifically highlighting the careers of Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The show explores their rise to fame and success, as well as the behind-the-scenes drama that occurred during their time with the team.

The cast features a mix of well-known actors, such as Sally Field and Michael Chiklis, as well as up-and-coming talent like Hadley Robinson and Jason Segel. The show has been renewed for a second season after its debut in March 2022. Fans of sports dramas and basketball enthusiasts alike will enjoy this dramatic retelling of one of the most iconic eras in NBA history.

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