Magic Johnson ‘not looking forward’ to Lakers’ HBO series

Magic Johnson has no plans to watch “Winning Time” — a new HBO show, that chronicles the personal and professional lives of the 1980s Lakers.

When asked if he’s excited for the March 2022 debut of “The Rise Of The Lakers Dynasty” drama series, the NBA great told TMZ, “Hmm, no.”

Johnson, who played 13 seasons for the Lakers, led Los Angeles to five championships in the ’80s alongside NBA icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

In the forthcoming HBO series, Johnson is played by Quincy Isaiah, and Dr. Solomon Hughes portrays Abdul-Jabbar.

“Well, like I said, I’m not looking forward to it. I’ll leave it at that,” Johnson said.

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Johnson told TMZ that he’s focused on “different shows coming out” about the storied franchise.

“Well I got one, then Jeannie Buss got one on Showtime coming out. Those are the ones I’m looking forward to,” he said.

Magic Johnson expressed that he was not excited about the new HBO series about the 1980s Lakers.
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HBO released the first trailer for “Winning Time: The Rise Of The Lakers Dynasty” earlier this month. It is based on Jeff Pearlman’s non-fiction book, “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s.”