HBO’s Lakers Series ‘Winning Time’ With Awesome Kobe Bryant Tribute


HBO’s Lakers Series ‘Winning Time’ With Awesome Kobe Bryant Tribute


HBO’s Showtime Lakers series, ‘Winning Time: The Rise Of The Lakers Dynasty’, is absolutely phenomenal and has certainly become a must watch for basketball fans.

Based on Jeff Pearlman’s book ‘Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s’, it features stars like John C. Reilly (as Jerry Buss), Jason Segal (as Paul Westphal) and Adrien Brody (as Pat Riley).

The show is produced by Academy Award-winner Adam McKay, who has directed hit films and series like Anchorman, The Big Short, Succession and Eastbound & Down.

One of the show’s most special moments came in the show’s fifth episode, that features the first game of Magic Johnson’s NBA career. The Lakers faced the then-San Diego Clippers who had 25-year-old Joe “Jellybean” Bryant on their roster. Jellybean is the father of the late, great Kobe Bryant.

In one scene, Bryant was guarding Magic and legendary Lakers announcer, Chick Hearn noted that Bryant’s son, Kobe Bean, was in the crowd. 


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