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Talking HBO's "Winning Time" and Lakers Culture With "Showtime" Author Jeff Pearlman Locked On Lakers - Daily Podcast On The Los Angeles Lakers

    • Basketball

Like it, love it or hate it, HBO's "Winning Time" has been a huge topic of conversation among Lakers fans (and former Lakers) for the last few weeks. Today, author Jeff Pearlman, whose "Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s" provided the foundation for the series, joins the show. Pearlman talks about the surreal nature of seeing your work adapted for screen, the process of understanding how source material can be changed for storytelling purposes, and the controversies that have built up around the show.
Moreover, Pearlman, who also chronicled the Shaquille O'Neal/Kobe Bryant/Phil Jackson Threepeat squads in "Three Ring CIrcus" is steeped in Lakers culture, and has a lot to say about how the team got to the state its in now - LeBron plays a factor - and the way history influences how the team operates.
If you like the series, are interested in writing, or just want to dive into some Lakers history, this is the show for you.

HOSTS: Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, with Guest Jeff Pearlman

SEGMENT 1: On how "Winning Time" came to be, and what it's like to have work adapted for screen, especially when liberties are taken with the source material.

SEGMENT 2: On the controversies around the storytelling. Is criticism fair? What's the balance that should be struck between storytelling and history?

SEGMENT 3: How history impacts Lakers culture. Does their history of success put them in a box? Do they sometimes misunderstand the sources of their own success? Why have things gone wrong the way they have?

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Like it, love it or hate it, HBO's "Winning Time" has been a huge topic of conversation among Lakers fans (and former Lakers) for the last few weeks. Today, author Jeff Pearlman, whose "Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s" provided the foundation for the series, joins the show. Pearlman talks about the surreal nature of seeing your work adapted for screen, the process of understanding how source material can be changed for storytelling purposes, and the controversies that have built up around the show.
Moreover, Pearlman, who also chronicled the Shaquille O'Neal/Kobe Bryant/Phil Jackson Threepeat squads in "Three Ring CIrcus" is steeped in Lakers culture, and has a lot to say about how the team got to the state its in now - LeBron plays a factor - and the way history influences how the team operates.
If you like the series, are interested in writing, or just want to dive into some Lakers history, this is the show for you.

HOSTS: Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, with Guest Jeff Pearlman

SEGMENT 1: On how "Winning Time" came to be, and what it's like to have work adapted for screen, especially when liberties are taken with the source material.

SEGMENT 2: On the controversies around the storytelling. Is criticism fair? What's the balance that should be struck between storytelling and history?

SEGMENT 3: How history impacts Lakers culture. Does their history of success put them in a box? Do they sometimes misunderstand the sources of their own success? Why have things gone wrong the way they have?

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PrizePicks
Check out PrizePicks.com and use promo code: “NBA” or go to your app store and download the app today. PrizePicks is daily fantasy made easy!

Built Bar
Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you’ll get 15% off your next order.

BetOnline
BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts!

Rock Auto
Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you.

Athletic Greens
To make it easy, Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/NBANETWORK
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