Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty | Episode 1 recap

by | Mar 15, 2022 | Los Angeles Lakers, Pacific Division, Western Conference | 0 comments

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Our panel recaps Episode 1 of Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty. Jose Salviati and Evan Moore both who lived through the rise of the Lakers dynasty in the 1980’s. Akeem Evans and Derek Lavell did not, but they are both excited to learn more about this team. Based on Jeff Pearlman’s book, Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers, and executive produced by Adam McKay the show takes a look at a team that defined its era, both on and off the court.

Winning Time Episode 1 – The Swan

The year is 1979 and businessman Jerry Buss stakes his fortune on the purchase of the NBA’s lackluster Los Angeles Lakers. Meanwhile, the team’s head coach, Jerry West, bristles at the prospect of drafting college phenom Earvin Johnson – who must decide if he’s ready to live up to the mantle of his nickname: Magic. In addition to the names already listed here we get to meet Norm Nixon and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in this episode.

Episode Schedule

  • 1 – Sunday, March 6th, 2022, 9:00ET on HBO, Winning Time Episode 1
  • 2 – Sunday, March 13th, 2022, 9:00ET on HBO, Winning Time Episode 2
  • 3 – Sunday, March 20th, 2022, 9:00ET on HBO, Winning Time Episode 3
  • 4 – Sunday, March 27th, 2022, 9:00ET on HBO, Winning Time Episode 4
  • 5 – Sunday, April 3rd, 2022, 9:00ET on HBO, Winning Time Episode 5
  • 6 – Sunday, April 10th, 2022, 9:00ET on HBO, Winning Time Episode 6
  • 7 – Sunday, April 17th, 2022, 9:00ET on HBO, Winning Time Episode 7
  • 8 – Sunday, April 24th, 2022, 9:00ET on HBO, Winning Time Episode 8
  • 9 – Sunday, May 1st, 2022, 9:00ET on HBO, Winning Time Episode 9
  • 10 – Sunday, May 8th, 2022, 9:00ET on HBO, Winning Time Episode 10

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