Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers

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“Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers” captures the remarkable rise and unprecedented success of one of the most dominant and iconic franchises in professional sports. Featuring exclusive access to the Buss Family and probing, revealing interviews... read more
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“Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers” captures the remarkable rise and unprecedented success of one of the most dominant and iconic franchises in professional sports. Featuring exclusive access to the Buss Family and probing, revealing interviews with players, coaches, and front office execs, this 10-part documentary series chronicles this extraordinary story from the inside – told only by the people who lived it. When charismatic real estate tycoon Dr. Jerry Buss purchased the Los Angeles Lakers in a wildly risky and complex business deal, nobody could’ve predicted just how much success was to come. Kicking off the “Showtime” era in 1979, the notorious L.A.-playboy pioneered the business of basketball. He raised the price of floor seats, introduced dancers and a live band, opened an exclusive private club inside the arena, and cultivated famous fans in Hollywood. Over the last 40 years, the team captured 11 titles and retired the jerseys of some of the NBA’s most legendary players. Today, Dr. Buss’s empire is now worth more than $5 billion. But all of that success did not come easy. Along with notorious feuds, career-ending illnesses, and a bevy of insurmountable on-court obstacles, the Lakers have also weathered intense drama off the court – within Dr. Buss’s own family. Running the franchise as a “mom and pop” operation, Dr. Buss gave his children front office jobs with the understanding they would, someday, inherit his kingdom. But sibling rivalry, interpersonal conflict, and corporate unrest threatened to destroy everything Dr. Buss worked so hard to build. Ultimately, “Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers” is about family, business, and power –and how all three must be harnessed to achieve greatness.

Original Release

08/15/2022 on Hulu

US Release

08/15/2022

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Cast

Pat Riley Self
Shaquille O'Neal Self
Phil Jackson Self
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Self
Magic Johnson Self
Jamaal Wilkes Self - 3X All-Star Forward
Larry O'Brien Self - NBA Commissioner, 1975 - 1984
Jeanie Buss Self - Jerry Buss' Daughter
Steve Springer Self - Journalist, OC Register
Paul Westhead Self - Assistant Coach
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Antoine Fuqua

Writers

Steven Leckart

Cast

Pat Riley Self
Shaquille O'Neal Self
Phil Jackson Self
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Self
Magic Johnson Self
Jamaal Wilkes Self - 3X All-Star Forward
Larry O'Brien Self - NBA Commissioner, 1975 - 1984
Jeanie Buss Self - Jerry Buss' Daughter
Steve Springer Self - Journalist, OC Register
Paul Westhead Self - Assistant Coach
Johnny Buss Self - Jerry Buss' Son
Jerry West Self - Head Coach
John Salley Self - Detroit Pistons, Forward
Norman Nixon Self - 2X All-Star Guard
Todd Boyd Self - Author, Young, Black, Rich, and Famous
Julius Erving Self - Philadelphia Sixers, Forward
Lou Adler Self - Music & Film Producer / Lakers Fan
Chick Hearn Self - Assistant General Manager / Broadcaster
Michael Cooper Self - Shooting Guard
Jimmy Buss Self - Jerry Buss' Son

Producers

Antoine Fuqua Executive Producer
Steven Leckart Executive Producer
Kat Samick Executive Producer
Brendan Bragg Executive Producer
Kevin Mann Executive Producer
Simon Horsman Executive Producer
Jeffrey Soros Executive Producer
Jeanie Buss Executive Producer
Morgan Earnest Executive Producer
Luke Rodgers Executive Producer
Linda Rambis Executive Producer
Rick Matros Executive Producer
Mark Ankner Executive Producer
Michael Mann Executive Producer
Andrew Blau Executive Producer
Toby Louie Producer
Dominic Ottersbach Producer
Caitlyn Hynes Producer
Bo Kovitz Producer
Lou Christopher Producer
Nicholas-Gregory Huffman Producer
Andrew Trapani Producer
Kanani Datan Producer
Brett Tomberlin Producer
Kristopher Belman Producer

Editors

Jake Pushinsky

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