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Last Episode Aired on May 8th, 2022

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About the Series

"Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty" is an English, Drama-Sports TV Series by HBO. The show first premiered on March 6th, 2022 with an average rating of 3.8 on TvMaze. The average runtime of each episode is 60 minutes. The show was created by Max Borenstein, and Jim Hecht, starring John C. Reilly, Quincy Isaiah, Jason Clarke, Adrien Brody, Gaby Hoffmann, Jason Segel, and Tracy Letts.

The 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. The show takes a look at a team that defined its era, both on and off the court. Based on Jeff Pearlman's book, Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers, and executive produced by Adam McKay

 

The show is currently in its 1st season.

Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty Season 1 episode release schedule

Episode Episode Title Release Date
Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) The Swan March 6th, 2022
Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) Is That All There Is? March 13th, 2022
Season 1 Episode 3 (S01E03) The Good Life March 20th, 2022
Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) Who the F**k Is Jack McKinney? March 27th, 2022
Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) Pieces of a Man April 3rd, 2022
Season 1 Episode 6 (S01E06) Memento Mori April 10th, 2022
Season 1 Episode 7 (S01E07) Invisible Man April 17th, 2022
Season 1 Episode 8 (S01E08) California Dreaming April 24th, 2022
Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) Acceptable Loss May 1st, 2022
Season 1 Episode 10 (S01E10) Promised Land May 8th, 2022

Previous Episodes

Season 1

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Season One of Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty premiered on March 6th, 2022. This season contains Ten episodes.

Season 1 Episodes

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S1E1 - The Swan

2022-03-06

Businessman Jerry Buss bets it all on the lackluster Los Angeles Lakers – and rookie phenom Earvin "Magic" Johnson.

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S1E2 - Is That All There Is?

2022-03-13

As Buss attempts to connect with a fellow franchise owner, Coach West and Claire face near impossible mandates, and Earvin looks for love.

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S1E3 - The Good Life

2022-03-20

As Buss courts new talent, a former Laker ponders a future with the franchise, and Earvin's move to LA isn't quite as magical as he hoped.

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S1E4 - Who the F**k Is Jack McKinney?

2022-03-27

While training in Palm Springs, the introduction of a new playing style threatens to further divide an already fractured Lakers franchise.

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S1E5 - Pieces of a Man

2022-04-03

While the Lakers prepare for their season opener, Kareem experiences a crisis of faith, and Buss clashes with those closest to him.

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S1E6 - Memento Mori

2022-04-10

Tragedy strikes the Lakers coaching staff, adding to Buss' mounting list of professional, personal, and financial problems.

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S1E7 - Invisible Man

2022-04-17

While Buss clashes with West over the coaching staff, Paul calls in a favor from Pat Riley. On the road for the first time, Earvin attempts to reconnect with loved ones in Lansing, before heading to Boston to square off against longtime rival Larry Bird.

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S1E8 - California Dreaming

2022-04-24

As the Lakers continue their successful run, Paul and Pat are forced to reckon with the tenuous nature of their positions. Then, Earvin meets his childhood hero at the NBA All-Star game, where he receives some sage advice. Jessie convinces Jeanie to help shield her father from a devastating truth.

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S1E9 - Acceptable Loss

2022-05-01

As the Lakers prepare to enter the play-offs, Buss struggles with the team's tenuous coaching situation and his mother's failing health. Later, Haywood receives an ultimatum from Kareem.

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S1E10 - Promised Land

2022-05-08

Down two men and with the 1980 NBA Championship on the line, the outnumbered Lakers look to an unlikely source for inspiration. In Philly, Earvin faces off against his role-model-turned-rival Dr. J, while in LA, Haywood grapples with his own worst enemy: himself.

Cast

John C. Reilly as Jerry Buss

John C. Reilly
as Jerry Buss

Quincy Isaiah as Earvin 'Magic' Johnson

Quincy Isaiah
as Earvin 'Magic' Johnson

Jason Clarke as Jerry West

Jason Clarke
as Jerry West

Adrien Brody as Pat Riley

Adrien Brody
as Pat Riley

Gaby Hoffmann as Claire Rothman

Gaby Hoffmann
as Claire Rothman

Jason Segel as Paul Westhead

Jason Segel
as Paul Westhead

Tracy Letts as Jack McKinney

Tracy Letts
as Jack McKinney

Hadley Robinson as Jeanie Buss

Hadley Robinson
as Jeanie Buss

DeVaughn Nixon as Norman 'Norm' Nixon

DeVaughn Nixon
as Norman 'Norm' Nixon

Solomon Hughes as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Solomon Hughes
as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Tamera Tomakili as Earleatha 'Cookie' Kelly

Tamera Tomakili
as Earleatha 'Cookie' Kelly

Brett Cullen as Bill Sharman

Brett Cullen
as Bill Sharman

Stephen Adly Guirgis as Frank Mariani

Stephen Adly Guirgis
as Frank Mariani

Spencer Garrett as Chick Hearn

Spencer Garrett
as Chick Hearn

Sarah Ramos as Cheryl Pistono

Sarah Ramos
as Cheryl Pistono

Molly Gordon as Linda Zafrani

Molly Gordon
as Linda Zafrani

Joseph Brooks as Lon Rosen

Joseph Brooks
as Lon Rosen

Rob Morgan as Earvin Johnson Sr.

Rob Morgan
as Earvin Johnson Sr.

Sally Field as Jessie Buss

Sally Field
as Jessie Buss

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