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First Trailer for L.A. Lakers HBO Series ‘Winning Time’ Oozes Cool

“There are two things in this world that make me believe in God: sex and basketball.” 

If you thought Cowboy Bepop had the best trailer for 2021 wrapped up, think again. HBO just dropped the first trailer for its upcoming drama series about the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, which comes from filmmaker Adam McKay and is now titled Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty. And it — well — looks like must-see TV, hoops fan or not.

The series is set to debut in March 2022 and span ten episodes with an ensemble cast that includes John C. Reilly as Jerry Buss, Quincy Isaiah as Earvin “Magic” Johnson,  Jason Clarke as Jerry West, Solomon Hughes as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Gaby Hoffmann as Claire Rothman, Hadley Robinson as Jeanie Buss, DeVaughn Nixon as Norm Nixon, Molly Gordon as Linda Zafrani, Rob Morgan as Earvin Johnson Sr., Jason Segel as Paul Westhead, Michael Chiklis as Red Auerbach, Sally Field as Jessie Buss, and Adrien Brody as Pat Riley.