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Jerry West demands retraction over ‘rage-aholic’ portrayal in Winning Time

Former LA Lakers player and general manager claims HBO has ‘demeaned him for shock value’ in popular drama about basketball team The former Los Angeles Lakers player, coach and general manager Jerry West has reportedly demanded an apology and retraction over his depiction in the HBO series Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, calling it “a baseless and malicious assault”. The new drama series is centred on the rise of the LA Lakers in the 1980s “Showtime era”, when West was the team’s general manager. The actor Jason Clarke plays West, alongside John C Reilly as the team’s owner, Dr Jerry Buss. Continue reading...

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