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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2022 9:45 am    Post subject:

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I don't think Jerry West comes across that badly he's actually my favorite on the show. Yeah is character is a prick but I at least get it Magic and Buss are actually quite terrible(albeit entertaining).


I think in the first couple episodes West came across really bad. But he's looked better as it's gone on.


It was a bit of knee jerk reactions. He's probably ended up being one of the most likeable characters actually. KAP too. Magic gonna Magic lol
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2022 11:46 am    Post subject:

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this show had Jeannie Buss's ego all over it. she came out as the only rational, normal character who's just a girl surviving in men's power games. i stopped watching it 3 weeks ago.


I like Magic's dad although we don't see him that much either.
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2022 11:15 am    Post subject:

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this show had Jeannie Buss's ego all over it. she came out as the only rational, normal character who's just a girl surviving in men's power games. i stopped watching it 3 weeks ago.


Jeannie and the Lakers had absolutely no involvement in this show. Even Gary Vitti quit after the first episode because he didn't like what they were doing.

Some people here are so angry at Jeannie that they'll spin any false narrative just to faux rage at her. It's been well documented that the Lakers hated this show from the get-go and had nothing to do with its development or production.
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2022 12:54 pm    Post subject:

Batguano wrote:
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this show had Jeannie Buss's ego all over it. she came out as the only rational, normal character who's just a girl surviving in men's power games. i stopped watching it 3 weeks ago.


Jeannie and the Lakers had absolutely no involvement in this show. Even Gary Vitti quit after the first episode because he didn't like what they were doing.

Some people here are so angry at Jeannie that they'll spin any false narrative just to faux rage at her. It's been well documented that the Lakers hated this show from the get-go and had nothing to do with its development or production.


Yup
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Batguano wrote:
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this show had Jeannie Buss's ego all over it. she came out as the only rational, normal character who's just a girl surviving in men's power games. i stopped watching it 3 weeks ago.


Jeannie and the Lakers had absolutely no involvement in this show. Even Gary Vitti quit after the first episode because he didn't like what they were doing.

Some people here are so angry at Jeannie that they'll spin any false narrative just to faux rage at her. It's been well documented that the Lakers hated this show from the get-go and had nothing to do with its development or production.



I don't get the Jeannie hate. I know a couple posters here seem to have something personal against her and maybe some of it is that she's a woman in an executive position, but all I want an owner to do is cut the checks, pay the bills and sit in their luxury box and root for the team. I'm ok with them having input in the coach and GM, but other than that they should stay out of everything else and Jeannie has been really good at that. If she trusts Linda and Kurt that's her business. When you're in the position she's in, there are people that will try to align themselves with you with ill intent.
If she feels that Magic, Phil, Kurt and Linda are true friends then I get it.
Those that want her to sell won't be too happy if a Jerry Jones/James Dolan type idiot buys the team and runs it into the ground because they have so much money that they think they know everything.
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2022 7:04 am    Post subject:

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I don't get the Jeannie hate...

... All I want an owner to do is cut the checks, pay the bills and sit in their luxury box and root for the team. I'm ok with them having input in the coach and GM, but other than that they should stay out of everything else and Jeannie has been really good at that. If she trusts Linda and Kurt that's her business...


Let me preface this with I really like Jeannie. I really like how she is as an owner. She takes a fairly hands off approach. She empowers people around her to do their job. The perfect definition of a great owner. The problem that I have with her is she seems to put her trust and empowers the wrong people.

Why does she trust Rambis so much? It's great that they are friends. But this is business. I, along with many, wish she would empower the right people instead of only running to the vastly unqualified friends and family to do the job.
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2022 9:00 am    Post subject:

Big Game James wrote:
kwase wrote:
I don't get the Jeannie hate...

... All I want an owner to do is cut the checks, pay the bills and sit in their luxury box and root for the team. I'm ok with them having input in the coach and GM, but other than that they should stay out of everything else and Jeannie has been really good at that. If she trusts Linda and Kurt that's her business...


Let me preface this with I really like Jeannie. I really like how she is as an owner. She takes a fairly hands off approach. She empowers people around her to do their job. The perfect definition of a great owner. The problem that I have with her is she seems to put her trust and empowers the wrong people.

Why does she trust Rambis so much? It's great that they are friends. But this is business. I, along with many, wish she would empower the right people instead of only running to the vastly unqualified friends and family to do the job.


Is she hands off? She seems to meddle and be involved in constant drama and palace intrigue. Does she empower people? Vogel would suggest otherwise. Hell, Pelinka would also probably suggest otherwise.

She strikes me as entirely the opposite of your characterization, and the whole generally having the Lakers in the lottery under the reign of her and her older brother thing would suggest she’s quite incompetent actually, with a stunning lack of understanding a sport she has been involved with almost her entire adult life.

If she were hands off, neither the Rambii, nor Phil, would have any say in the organization.
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2022 3:05 pm    Post subject:

Well at least Spencer Haywood has no issue with the show. Seems he and Kareem have no issues now..

https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/sports-columns/ron-kantowski/spencer-haywood-turns-winning-time-into-his-time-2572956/

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The penultimate episode of “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” ended with Spencer Haywood putting out a contract on his former teammates while in a cocaine-fueled haze.

Suffice it to say that HBO’s portrayal of the longtime Las Vegas resident during the advent of the team’s glory days was less than flattering.

But sometimes even the darkest of clouds can have a purple and gold lining.

Haywood was in Los Angeles recently to help Kareem Abdul-Jabbar celebrate his 75th birthday. He was with the big man, Magic Johnson and James Worthy at a Lakers game against Oklahoma City when players from both sides, led by LeBron James, came up to greet them.

“I think they’re gonna grab Kareem, but they’re grabbing me and saying ‘thank you, thank you’ … and I’m like, what the (expletive) is going on?’ ” Haywood, 73, said Friday from his home in Southern Highlands.



Unbeknownst to most of the young NBA players, at least not before it was mentioned in “Winning Time” — the final episode of Season One airs Sunday — was the Hall of Famer’s antitrust suit against the NBA that went all the way to the Supreme Court.

The league ultimately agreed to a settlement that allowed players to enter the NBA before their college class had graduated, resulting in a $33 billion windfall in salaries for those who came after him, according to Haywood.

“Why are y’all recognizing me now?” the former power forward said about the many fist bumps he received at the Lakers’ game. “They said because of ‘Winning Time.’ I said, ‘Ain’t this some (expletive).’”

The former American Basketball Association MVP and four-time NBA All-Star said reliving some of his darkest days via the HBO series and actor Wood Harris, who plays him, was “rough.”


“But I’m not like Kareem, Magic, Jerry West and everybody who’s cutting it down,” Haywood said. “It’s pretty true because I did have a fall. They have taken the worst year of my life and made it into a movie.

“I know that everybody else is mad. But from my experience on that team, I think 95 percent of (what was shown) is true.”

He said many of the players who approached him in Los Angeles and reached out via text messages and email said they want to contribute to the retirement home for NBA and WNBA players that Haywood wants to build in Summerlin alongside the Roseman University College of Medicine, where he serves on the advisory council.

He also hosts an Amazon Music podcast — recent topics have included his advocacy for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (which he said led to his substance abuse) and other mental health issues — and Friday taped an episode with the actors who played Kareem and Magic in “Winning Time.”

To top it off, Amazon has even raised the rental price of “Spencer Haywood: Full Court” — a 2016 documentary about his rise from impoverished beginnings in Mississippi to induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame — from 99 cents to $1.99.

“The stock market is falling, but I’m going up in value,” Haywood said with a hearty laugh.

“I was working out the other day, and my trainer said with all this publicity you’re getting, maybe you can even get a 10-day contract.”
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 7:48 pm    Post subject:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMIC4zKK_nE

Game 5 when Kareem hurt himself
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 8:17 pm    Post subject:

I was rooting for Jeanie.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2022 6:22 am    Post subject:

AD23 wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMIC4zKK_nE

Game 5 when Kareem hurt himself


I heard the story about how Magic snatched the MVP from Kareem but was surprised to see how it actually played out..

Makes me wonder about other "narratives" in NBA history..

I wonder if season 2 will have more episodes I would think they are going to combine some of these seasons like 1980-81 and 81-82 will be one season entirely.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2022 6:23 am    Post subject:

https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/winning-time-finale-ratings-hbo-1235262267/

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HBO’s ‘Winning Time’ Finale Audience Jumps 73% From Series Premiere

HBO’s “Winning Time” scored another series high viewership with its finale Sunday, drawing 1.6 million viewers across both the linear channel and streamer HBO Max.

That audience tally was up 73% over the drama’s series premiere and 31% from the Season 1 average. Per HBO, “Winning Time” — which has already been renewed for Season 2 — saw seven weeks of consecutive growth throughout its 10-episode first season, which debuted March 6.

For the finale, “Winning Time” landed 534,000 viewers for the 9 p.m. linear airing on HBO alone, more than double the season premiere and the most-watched initial linear telecast of the season.

To date, episodes of “Winning Time” Season 1 are averaging 6 million viewers. The premiere episode, which debuted to 900,000 viewers, is pacing at 8 million viewers.




Based on the book “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s” by Jeff Pearlman, the fast-break series chronicles the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties — a team that defined an era, both on and off the court.

“Winning Time” Season 1 stars John C. Reilly, Quincy Isaiah, Jason Clarke, Adrien Brody, Gaby Hoffmann, Tracy Letts, Jason Segel, Julianne Nicholson, Hadley Robinson, DeVaughn Nixon, Solomon Hughes, Tamera Tomakili, Brett Cullen, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Spencer Garrett, Sarah Ramos, Molly Gordon, Joey Brooks, Delante Desouza, Jimel Atkins, Austin Aaron, Jon Young with Rob Morgan and Sally Field.

The show is executive produced by Adam McKay, who directed the pilot, along with showrunner/co-creator Max Borenstein, Kevin Messick, Jim Hecht, Rodney Barnes, Jason Shuman and Scott Stephens.

“Winning Time” hails from McKay’s Hyperobject Industries.
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