Magic Johnson won’t be tuning into HBO’s upcoming series on the Showtime Lakers.
Ahead of 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 responded when asked if he’s excited about it.
“We got different shows coming out. I got one, then you got [Lakers owner and president] Jeanie Buss got one on Showtime coming out. Those are the ones I’m looking forward to.
“Like I said, I’m not looking forward to it. I’m going to leave it at that.”
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Johnson then said he won’t be watching it.
“Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” tells the story of the Showtime Lakers, who earned five championships and made eight trips to the NBA Finals in the 1980s. Based on a book by Jeff Pearlman, the show “takes a look at a team that defined its era, both on and off the court.”
The No. 1 pick in the 1979 NBA Draft, Magic played a pivotal role in the team’s success, adding three Finals MVP and three regular-season MVP awards to his five titles.
“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.”
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The cast includes John C. Reilly, who plays the role of Jerry Buss, Jason Clarke as Jerry West, Adrien Brody as Pat Riley and Quincy Isaiah as Magic.
The show is set to premiere in March. The trailer, which was released in December and caught the attention of current Lakers star LeBron James, can be watched below.