Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty season 2 appears to be one of the most compelling sports tales in recent memory. After becoming an instant hit among many viewers during its first season, fans are eager to see what happens next. Season 1 barely scratched the surface with the iconic team’s first attempt at a championship during the 1979-1980 NBA season, and the Showtime period spans around 1979 to 1991, so there’s a lot for the series to cover.
Los Angeles is for legends only.
— Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (@winningtimehbo) May 11, 2023
“Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” season 2 continues to delve into the professional and personal lives of the Los Angeles Lakers throughout the 1980s. This season focuses on the years following the Finals in 1980 through 1984, culminating in the first professional rematch between the era’s finest performers, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.
Season 2 sees the return of one of our favorite performers, John C. Reilly, who reprises his role as Jerry Buss. Quincy Isaiah returns to the floor as the legendary Magic Johnson. Jerry West is played again by Jason Clarke. Claire Rothman is portrayed once more by Gaby Hoffmann. Hadley Robinson continues to play Jeanie Buss.
New faces are going to fill the screen, adding depth to the engrossing plot. Kurt Rambis was introduced by Joel Allen. Byron Scott is performed by Jay Davis. James Worthy is played by Quentin Shropshire. Mitch Kupchak is represented by Matthew Barnes. Michael Cooper is played by Darryl Hill.
John C. Reilly returns as Jerry Buss in Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty
In the second season, the self-made millionaire returns, ready to take on more danger if it means shattering records and making history. After acquiring the Lakers in 1979, he served as the explosive Showtime Era’s spark. John C. Reilly, whose filmography is chock full of TV shows and movies including “Chicago,” “Step Brothers,” and “Check It Out with Dr. Steve Brule,” plays the former scientist and businessman.
It is very amazing how well Reilly portrays Jerry Buss, the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers. His part in the show dives into the Lakers’ Showtime period in great detail. It brings to light the difficulties and complexity the group encountered.
If you want to watch new episodes live, you can do so on HBO. HBO may be added to a live-streaming TV service like Hulu with Live TV or YouTube TV for people who have cut the cord on traditional cable or satellite TV.
Adam McKay is the executive producer of the show, which is based on Jeff Pearlman’s book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers. Max Borenstein is the showrunner, executive producer, writer, and co-creator of the show. Jim Hecht is the story’s co-writer, executive producer, and co-creator. Executive producers include Jason Shuman, Scott Stephens, and Rodney Barnes.