The much-hyped new Lakers documentary is almost here at last. Here’s everything you need to know.
WHY IT MATTERS
Amid the backlash that HBO’s Winning Time received for using a little poetic license in portraying the Showtime Lakers, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar teased a new documentary that would tell the real story of the team. Well, that documentary has now arrived, and its entitled Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers.
WHAT IT COVERS
Everything from franchise’s initial rise to Kobe Bryant’s tragic death and the team’s most recent championship in 2020. Legacy also covers Magic Johnson’s HIV diagnosis, as well as the events that followed the passing of Dr. Jerry Buss, as told by members of the Buss family.
WHO’S IN IT
Featured big names include LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Phil Jackson and Pat Riley.
Legacy runs across 10 episodes, much like The Last Dance in 2020 when it saved everyone from a world of quarantine-induced boredom.
THE DIRECTOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Antoine Fuqua will serve as director and executive producer. Fuqua has previously directed Training Day, The Equalizer and What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali.
August 15 on Hulu.