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Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty

What Is and What Should Never Be (Season 2, Episode 7)
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TV Episode | 62 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

With the NBA Finals, the tensions between Lakers and Celtics reach a new peak in 1984, and between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.
Showrunner
Writers
Jeff Pearlman (based on the book "Showtime" written by) | Max Borenstein (created by) (written by) | Jim Hecht (created by) (written by) | Rodney Barnes (written by) | Benjamin Klein (executive story editor)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Sep 17, 2023

Release date
Sep 17, 2023 (United States)

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83 cast members
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John C. Reilly
Jerry Buss Jerry Buss   See fewer
Quincy Isaiah
Magic Johnson Magic Johnson   See fewer
Adrien Brody
Pat Riley Pat Riley   See fewer
Jason Clarke
Jerry West Jerry West   See fewer
Gaby Hoffmann
Claire Rothman Claire Rothman   See fewer
Jason Segel
Paul Westhead (credit only) Paul Westhead (credit only)   See fewer
Gillian Jacobs
Chris Riley (credit only) Chris Riley (credit only)   See fewer
Hadley Robinson
Jeanie Buss Jeanie Buss   See fewer
DeVaughn Nixon
Norm Nixon (credit only) Norm Nixon (credit only)   See fewer
Solomon Hughes
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar   See fewer
Tamera Tomakili
Cookie Keely Cookie Keely   See fewer
Spencer Garrett
Chick Hearn Chick Hearn   See fewer
Molly Gordon
Linda Zafrani Linda Zafrani   See fewer
Brett Cullen
Bill Sharman (credit only) Bill Sharman (credit only)   See fewer
Stephen Adly Guirgis
Frank Mariani (credit only) Frank Mariani (credit only)   See fewer
Delante Desouza
Michael Cooper Michael Cooper   See fewer
Jimel Atkins
Jamaal Wilkes Jamaal Wilkes   See fewer
Austin Aaron
Mark Landsberger (credit only) Mark Landsberger (credit only)   See fewer
Joey Brooks
Lon Rosen (credit only) Lon Rosen (credit only)   See fewer
Thomas Mann
Johnny Buss Johnny Buss   See fewer
McCabe Slye
Jimmy Buss Jimmy Buss   See fewer
Rob Morgan
Earvin Johnson Sr. Earvin Johnson Sr.   See fewer
Michael Chiklis
Red Auerbach Red Auerbach   See fewer
Ari Graynor
Honey Kaplan Honey Kaplan   See fewer
LisaGay Hamilton
Christine Johnson Christine Johnson   See fewer
Sean Patrick Small
Larry Bird Larry Bird   See fewer
Joel Allen
Kurt Rambis Kurt Rambis   See fewer
Matthew Barnes
Mitch Kupchak Mitch Kupchak   See fewer
Quentin A. Shropshire
James Worthy (as Quentin Shropshire) James Worthy (as Quentin Shropshire)   See fewer
Jay Davis
Byron Scott Byron Scott   See fewer
Eric Nenninger
Keith Erickson Keith Erickson   See fewer
Andrew Stephens
Kevin McHale Kevin McHale   See fewer
Rey Reynolds
Robert Parish (as Darryl Reynolds) Robert Parish (as Darryl Reynolds)   See fewer
Omari Johnson
Bob McAdoo Bob McAdoo   See fewer
Michael Boucher
Jack Curran Jack Curran   See fewer
Jeff Marlow
Marvin Mitchelson Marvin Mitchelson   See fewer
Max E. Williams
Jack Nicholson Jack Nicholson   See fewer
Betsy Moore
Georgia Bird Georgia Bird   See fewer
G. Larry Butler
Johnny Most Johnny Most   See fewer
Vince Duvall
Darrell Garretson Darrell Garretson   See fewer
Chris Doubek
Sports Reporter Sports Reporter   See fewer
Timothy E. Goodwin
Sports Reporter Sports Reporter   See fewer
Alex Ball
Channel 9 Anchor Channel 9 Anchor   See fewer
Leanne Suter
Field Reporter Field Reporter   See fewer
John Dellaporta
Brent Musburger Brent Musburger   See fewer
Brent Musburger
Brent Musburger (voice-over) (voice) Brent Musburger (voice-over) (voice)   See fewer
Chris Ansoff
Boston Heckler Boston Heckler   See fewer
Jay Pennick
Koepke Koepke   See fewer
Jeff Bragg
Garden Workman Garden Workman   See fewer
Rick Avery
Referee Referee   See fewer
Brett DeLuca
Referee Referee   See fewer
Jasmine Mason
Laker Girl Laker Girl   See fewer
Lexie Contursi
Laker Girl Laker Girl   See fewer
Kayla Radomski
Laker Girl Laker Girl   See fewer
Emily Crouch
Laker Girl Laker Girl   See fewer
Bailey Swift
Laker Girl Laker Girl   See fewer
Andrea Bess
Laker Girl Laker Girl   See fewer
Taylor Dean
Laker Girl Laker Girl   See fewer
Katelyn Kushing
Laker Girl Laker Girl   See fewer
Zack Carter
Celtics Coach Celtics Coach   See fewer
Portia D. Harris
Super Fan (uncredited) Super Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Bob Akins
Photographer (uncredited) Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
Ahmed Alabdi
Teamster (uncredited) Teamster (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert Artz
Celtics Fan (uncredited) Celtics Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Brent Bayless
Rowdy Lakers Fan (uncredited) Rowdy Lakers Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Brooklyn Benson
Laker Girl (uncredited) Laker Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Shey Bogumil
Celtics Game Attendee (uncredited) Celtics Game Attendee (uncredited)   See fewer
Tracy Ann Chapel
Nondescript Celebrity (uncredited) Nondescript Celebrity (uncredited)   See fewer
Aaron Feder
Bullpen Office Staff (uncredited) Bullpen Office Staff (uncredited)   See fewer
Prejon Henderson
Lakers Fan (uncredited) Lakers Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Hilary Ijieh
Rowdy Lakers Fan (uncredited) Rowdy Lakers Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Emma LaPlante
Laker Girl (uncredited) Laker Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Vincent Lionetti
Angelo Drossos (uncredited) Angelo Drossos (uncredited)   See fewer
Allen Marsh
Lou Adler (uncredited) Lou Adler (uncredited)   See fewer
Amberlin Morse
Rowdy Lakers Fan (uncredited) Rowdy Lakers Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
David Moskowitz
Rowdy Lakers Fan / Rowdy Boston Celtics Fan (uncredited) Rowdy Lakers Fan / Rowdy Boston Celtics Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Andre Ozim
Laker (uncredited) Laker (uncredited)   See fewer
Nikki Rachel
Rowdy Lakers Fan (uncredited) Rowdy Lakers Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Boogie Roberts
Rowdy Lakers Fan (uncredited) Rowdy Lakers Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Christopher Matthew Spencer
Courtside Photographer (uncredited) Courtside Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
Brian Torres
Rowdy Fan (uncredited) Rowdy Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Ricardo Vargas
Laker Fan (uncredited) Laker Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Neil Wachs
Rowdy Laker Fan (uncredited) Rowdy Laker Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
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