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Magic Johnson’s rivalry with Larry Bird heats up in HBO’s ‘Winning Time’ season 2 trailer


The escalating rivalry between the Los Angeles Lakers’ Magic Johnson (Quincy Isaiah) and the Boston Celtics’ Larry Bird (Sean Patrick Small) takes center stage in HBO’s season two trailer. winning time.

In footage released Monday of the basketball-focused series created by Max Borenstein and Jim Hecht, the Lakers look to build on the success of Johnson’s rookie season, which was central to its inaugural season and culminated in winning the NBA championship. title by the team. in May 1980. The second season debuts August 6 on HBO and Max, and it highlights the squad’s ups and downs from 1980 to 1984.

“Nobody’s afraid of Larry Bird,” says Isaiah as Johnson in the trailer.

Lakers coach Pat Riley (Adrien Brody) is a little more concerned about Bird and the Celtics’ challenge: “They won their rings. We won ours. It all meant nothing because it wasn’t against them.”

The show’s cast includes John C. Reilly as Jerry Buss, Jason Clarke as Jerry West, Jason Segel as Paul Westhead, Solomon Hughes as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Gaby Hoffmann as Claire Rothman, Hadley Robinson as Jeanie Buss, and DeVaughn Nixon as Norm Nixon. . Executive producers are Borenstein, Hecht, Adam McKay, Kevin Messick, Scott Stephens, Rodney Barnes, Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Jason Shuman.

In his first season review for The Hollywood Reporterwrote chief TV critic Daniel Fienberg winning time “engaged in alternating photography, brutal title cards, fourth-wall storylines, and daring editing to keep a story told in hour-long chunks from ever dragging, making a series about basketball’s great run-and-gun attack should never do. ”

He added, “Sports fans of a certain age are likely to become instantly obsessed with this endearingly shaky examination of a pivotal moment in hoops history.”

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