West states that his portrayal on the HBO series is ‘deliberately false.’
Since the premiere of the HBO series, Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, several former Los Angeles Lakers have shared their disapproval of the way they were portrayed. Player turned GM Jerry West is the latest to come forward.
West’s attorney has that Winning Time had little merit because the show’s creators did not get input from the people who were there. “You can’t do a story about the Lakers without the Lakers,” Johnson said. “The real Lakers. You gotta have the guys.”
Winning Time premiered on HBO on March 6. Its season finale will air May 8. It was already renewed for a second season.
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