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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:27 pm    Post subject: Lakers Showtime Series coming to HBO

Jason Clarke is suiting up for the HBO drama pilot “Showtime.”

The one-hour series focuses on the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers. Clarke has been cast as Jerry West.

West first joined the Lakers as a player in 1960, being named an All-Star in all of his 14 seasons with the team before retiring in 1974. He was then named head coach in 1976, a position he held for three seasons. He went on to become a scout and then general manager in 1982.

Clarke’s West is described as the cantankerous tortured genius of basketball. West ought to be the perfect man to build the Lakers into a dynasty, if only he can get past his own worst enemy: Jerry West.


Jason Clarke to Play Jerry West in HBO’s 1980s Lakers Pilot ‘Showtime’ http://bit.ly/2Kb1aXH via @variety
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:46 pm    Post subject:

Will they show Chamberlain orgies and Magic banging prostitutes? I will tune in.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:48 pm    Post subject:

where24happens wrote:
Will they show Chamberlain orgies and Magic banging prostitutes? I will tune in.


Well Wilt was not a part of Showtime...... It's on HBO so you might get lucky with Magic's performances........
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:56 pm    Post subject:

Oh (bleep). HBO + Lakers glory?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:11 am    Post subject:

Weird to see something called Showtime on HBO. But would probably be weirder if it were on Showtime.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:16 am    Post subject:

loslakersss wrote:
Weird to see something called Showtime on HBO. But would probably be weirder if it were on Showtime.


HBO executives will probably be laughing over google results for "Showtime" pointing to HBO.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:20 am    Post subject:

It's going to be NSFW/nudity/explicit scenes if they truly cover the Showtime Lakers.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:56 am    Post subject:

Worthy had a few encounters as well. It would be refreshing to see something that gives the whole picture of those legendary Laker players over those incredible years.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:18 am    Post subject:

Holy (bleep). HBO + Lakers. Something I never thought I needed. 10/10 already in my hook regardless of how good it actually is.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:36 am    Post subject:

where24happens wrote:
Will they show Chamberlain orgies and Magic banging prostitutes? I will tune in.


I'm thinking it'll feature Magic's orgies and Big Game with the working girls.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:47 am    Post subject:

where24happens wrote:
Will they show Chamberlain orgies and Magic banging prostitutes? I will tune in.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:11 am    Post subject:

Definitely tuning in
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:28 am    Post subject:

Finally something for us who were not able to see all of that. Great opportunity to learn about that era and to see real showtime.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:16 pm    Post subject:

I'm in
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:54 pm    Post subject:

Phil and West beef is gonna be epic. Who ever wins between the Lakers and Clippers in the finals next year will the shows finale as to who comes out on top.

West or Lakers
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:25 pm    Post subject:

Where are they even going to find the actors to portray the players?

I just bought the book by Jeff Pearlman on which the series is based. It's only $4.99 for the Kindle version.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:51 pm    Post subject:

Don't care about showtime as they've been toxic to the organization as of late.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:11 pm    Post subject:

numero-ocho wrote:
Where are they even going to find the actors to portray the players?

I just bought the book by Jeff Pearlman on which the series is based. It's only $4.99 for the Kindle version.


Lol I was thinking the same thing. They're going to have to do some crazy special effects to make the 6ft actors they get look a foot taller.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:14 pm    Post subject:

I just want to watch a bottle episode with AC Green sitting on his couch drinking hot chocolate.

Maybe a bunch of extremely hot women find out where he lives and show up at his door wearing scant clothing. Then he invites them in. And they have a bible study.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:17 pm    Post subject:

Where's the gay/trans storyline in all this, or is the angle all toxic masculinity? HBO has standards to keep.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:40 pm    Post subject:

nickuku wrote:
Don't care about showtime as they've been toxic to the organization as of late.


Pretty easy to separate the two tbh.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:26 am    Post subject:

numero-ocho wrote:
Where are they even going to find the actors to portray the players?

I just bought the book by Jeff Pearlman on which the series is based. It's only $4.99 for the Kindle version.


The book is excellent and definitely the way to go vs. what will almost undoubtedly be a dire TV viewing experience.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:06 am    Post subject:

Great One wrote:
Phil and West beef is gonna be epic. Who ever wins between the Lakers and Clippers in the finals next year will the shows finale as to who comes out on top.

West or Lakers


Phil wasn’t part of Showtime
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:30 am    Post subject:

greenfrog wrote:
Where's the gay/trans storyline in all this, or is the angle all toxic masculinity? HBO has standards to keep.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:54 am    Post subject:

Pat Riley promising a repeat will be a great scene.

Larry Bird will also presumably be in it.

Add in a fictional scene with a little Kobe watching them on TV (I'm kidding).
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