Magic Johnson says that he isn’t looking forward to HBO releasing a series called “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty,” which will star John C. Reilly, Jason Segel, and Sally Field and focus on the personal and professional lives of the players on the team in the 1980s.
Here is what Magic Johnson said while speaking with TMZ:
“No, we got different shows coming out. I got one, then you got Jeanie Buss got one on Showtime coming out. Those are the ones I’m looking forward to.” When asked to elaborate, Johnson said, “I’m not looking forward to it. I’m going to leave it at that.”
The reason Magic isn’t looking forward to it is that it will show at a time when Magic was sleeping with like ten women a night.
HBO’s Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty is the fast-break new drama series that goes back in time to chronicle the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties.
Based on Jeff Pearlman’s book, Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers, and executive produced by Adam McKay (Succession, Q: Into the Storm), the show takes a look at a team that defined its era, both on and off the court. It premieres in March.
The ensemble cast includes: John C. Reilly, Jason Clarke, Adrien Brody, Quincy Isaiah, Sally Field, and Jason Segel, among many others. Find out more about the cast and characters here.
McKay is also directing the pilot, and joining him from Hyperobject Industries is Executive Producer Kevin Messick. Max Borenstein serves as Showrunner, Executive Producer, Writer, and Co-Creator. Jim Hecht is Co-Writer of Story, Executive Producer, and Co-Creator. Jason Shuman, Scott Stephens, and Rodney Barnes also join as Executive Producers.
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