Magic Johnson will not tune into the next HBO series on the Showtime Lakers.
Before the release of “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty,” TMZ asked the NBA legend about his thoughts on the show.
“Hmm, no,” Johnson replied when asked if he was excited about that.
“We have different shows coming out. I have one, then you have [Lakers owner and president] Jeanie Buss got one on Showtime that will come out. Those are the ones I’m waiting for.
“Like I said, I’m not looking forward to it. I’m going to leave it at that.”
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Johnson later said he won’t see it.
Magic Johnson is not looking forward to the new HBO series on the Lakers from “Showtime.” https://t.co/jwS4T2tgaH
– TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) December 27, 2023
“Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” tells the story of the Showtime Lakers, who won five championships and made eight trips to the NBA Finals in the 1980s. Based on a book by Jeff Pearlman, the show ” take a look at a team that defined their era, both on and off the pitch. “
The Magic, chosen number one in the 1979 NBA Draft, played a pivotal role in the team’s success, adding three Finals MVP awards and three regular season MVP awards to its five titles. .
“Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty is HBO’s new counterattack drama series that goes back in time to chronicle the professional and personal lives of the Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s, one of the most revered and dominant dynasties. of sport”.
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The cast includes John C. Reilly as Jerry Buss, Jason Clarke as Jerry West, Adrien Brody as Pat Riley, and Quincy Isaiah as Magic.
The show will premiere in March. The trailer, which was released in December and caught the attention of Current Lakers star LeBron James can be seen below.