As enthralling as the season finale of "Winning Time" on the court during the 1984 NBA Finals, the off-court drama with Dr. Jerry Buss, Jeanie and Linda and Kurt Rambis was equally enticing.
After years of circling one another in the early 1980s, the Celtics and Lakers finally met in the Finals in 1984 in one of the most memorable showdowns in league history.
Despite three Finals appearances in four years, the Lakers has plenty of changes to make after losing to the Sixers in the 1983 NBA Finals.
After one of the wildest days in Lakers history, Pat Riley took over the Lakers and was almost immediately an instant success.
After an implosion in the 1981 playoffs, things only worsened heading into the next season as Magic Johnson and Paul Westhead became the focus of ire from the Lakers.
After an incredible collapse in the 1980-81 season, the Lakers tried to pick up the pieces and figure out how things went wrong in the offseason.
For all the complaints the show has received, Jeanie Buss credited "Winning Time" for it’s attention to detail when it came to her late father, Dr. Jerry Buss.
After winning a title in 1980, the Lakers had anything but a successful title defense the following season as things went awfully awry.
Pau Gasol showcased the qualities that made him so beloved as he was inducted into the Hall of Fame tonight.
Pau Gasol was a perfect fit for the Lakers at a perfect time, seamlessly slotting in to help the team to championships. He was a version of stars who came before, but one with his own unique, generous flair that led him to Hall of Fame enshrinement.
Pitted against one another in "Winning Time," were Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar really at odds early in their time together as Lakers?
After leading the Lakers to a title, Magic Johnson had a wild second season in Los Angeles, detailed in the season two premiere of "Winning Time."
A look back at the playoff history between the Lakers and the Nuggets
A look back at the past matchups of the Lakers and the Warriors in the NBA playoffs.
After over 30 years on top, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been passed as the all-time leading scorer in NBA history by LeBron James.
Assuming good health on Oct. 18th’s Opening Night of the 2022-23 NBA season, LeBron James will become just the 10th player in league history to appear in 20 different seasons.
The true architect of the dynasty that would come, Jack McKinney received his credit during season one of "Winning Time," something his family showed appreciation for.
Every NBA legend has their magnum opus on the basketball court. For Magic Johnson, that moment came during the NBA Finals of his rookie season to clinch the title, all of which is the subject of the season finale of HBO’s "Winning Time."
Both Jack McKinney and Jeanie Buss have been constants in "Winning Time," but how accurate have their portrayals been as the show gets close to wrapping up its first season?
As the Showtime Lakers experienced great success, forward Spencer Haywood was spiraling downward, as shown in the latest episode of "Winning Time," which showcased his drug issues and a very real murder plot.
The seemingly inevitable showdown between Paul Westhead and Jack McKinney in this week’s "Winning Time" actually was entirely avoidable because it never really happened.
The latest criticism of "Winning Time" comes from as direct a source as possible, with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar blasting the series for a litany of reasons.
While "Winning Time" may have portrayed Paul Westhead’s first season with the Lakers as a struggle, the reality was anything but, as he found instant success in charge.
Paul Westhead was more experienced as a head coach than "Winning Time" gives him credit for, but stepping in for his "brother" Jack McKinney with the Lakers was still a difficult process.
Fact-checking the latest episode of HBO’s "Winning Time," from that shocking ending with Jack McKinney, to Jerry Buss and the Forum Club, and those Paula Abdul and Kobe Bryant easter eggs.
Many fans know about Pat Riley and Paul Westhead, but the latest episode of "Winning Time" details the Lakers coach that preceded both of them: Jack McKinney.
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The latest must-see series from HBO centers on the Lakers franchise, and the league’s most famous era of basketball in Showtime. But how much of the drama series is based in reality? We’ll be fact-checking it each week.
Known as an uber-confident leader of men, the third episode of "Winning Time" showed a much different version of Pat Riley before his Lakers coaching days
Episode three of "Winning Time" included Jerry Buss’ very real pursuit of UNLV’s Jerry Tarkanian as the next Lakers head coach, and led to raised eyebrows with its portrayal of Chick Hearn.