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Winning Time

  1. post-game analysis
    Was Winning Time a Loss Or a Victory?Two critics review the highlights and personal fouls of HBO’s ambitious but flawed attempt to distill a dynasty.
  2. overnights
    Winning Time Finale Recap: Leave the Dynasties to UsThe Lakers lose the ’84 finals but will more or less live happily ever after. Winning Time as a series, on the other hand …
  3. exit interview
    Winning Time Will Not Shoot for 3Producer Kevin Messick breaks down the HBO series’ abrupt cancellation and how they turned season two’s ending into a series finale.
  4. overnights
    Winning Time Recap: It’s Actually Losing TimeWe’re skipping right over the ‘82 championship to get to the good stuff: the Lakers’ professional and personal failures.
  5. overnights
    Winning Time Recap: Press Conference MassacreA combination of Jerry’s mismanagement and Magic flexing his power combusts into a historic mess.
  6. overnights
    Winning Time Recap: RebuildingAs the Lakers regroup after a disappointing playoffs, Magic’s greatest rival is growing his reputation as a ruthless competitor and trash-talker.
  7. overnights
    Winning Time Recap: Et Tu, Pat?Westhead’s refusal to embrace Magic, flaws and all, creates a disconnect within the team … and an opening for Riley.
  8. overnights
    Winning Time Season-Premiere Recap: Our YearFor all his talk about turning the Lakers into a family business, Jerry’s track record as a father remains spotty.
  9. switched on pop
    The Point Guard of Winning Time’s Score Sees Jazz in BasketballNicholas Britell brought charts to record the show’s score. Robert Glasper, his co-composer, doesn’t get down like that: “I was like, ‘Hell no.’”
  10. close read
    Winning Time Was No Match for the Showtime Lakers LegacyThe series made some fascinating moves in its debut season, but in its final moments, it succumbed to the inertia of a preordained narrative.
  11. overnights
    Winning Time Season-Finale Recap: Haywood’s GunWinning Time can only stretch reality so far and limps throughout its finale.
  12. in conversation
    John C. Reilly Thinks Audiences Just Want to Be SurprisedHe’d do (almost) anything to oblige.
  13. overnights
    Winning Time Recap: Acceptable LossAs the Lakers enter the playoffs, we’re reminded of the painful sacrifices along the way.
  14. fast break
    It’s Time to Relive All the Winning Time DramaFrom the basketball court to the Supreme Court, everyone’s dealing with drama.
  15. losing time
    Lakers Stars Are Not Happy With Winning TimeJerry West claims he will take HBO “all the way to the Supreme Court” over his Winning Time character.
  16. overnights
    Winning Time Recap: All-Star Breaking PointThe Lakers might be winning on the court, but their constant sabotaging and undermining of each other is a losing game.
  17. overnights
    Winning Time Recap: Invisible ManWinning Time finally gets to the first of many battles between Magic and Bird.
  18. overnights
    Winning Time Recap: A Paul Westhead OriginalThe noble prince is forced into becoming a hapless king.
  19. chat room
    Winning Time’s Solomon Hughes Found a ‘Power Move’ to Unlock Kareem Abdul-JabbarIt had nothing to do with basketball.
  20. overnights
    Winning Time Recap: O Captain! My Captain!Winning Time puts Kareem Abdul-Jabbar center stage in the best episode of the series so far.
  21. backstories
    How Winning Time Managed to Bottle the Magic of Showtime Lakers BasketballDirector Damian Marcano used a basketball trainer to the pros and a camera operator on Rollerblades to make it happen.
  22. overnights
    Winning Time Recap: Classical Music vs. JazzThe Showtime era has finally begun in Los Angeles.
  23. chat room
    Winning Time’s Adrien Brody on Destroying Pat Riley’s Garage“They were very nervous with me on the roof with the chain saw, and I was like, ‘No, I got it.’”
  24. overnights
    Winning Time Recap: What Happens in Vegas …This week is a stealth introduction to Pat Riley, future Hall of Fame head coach and current loser.
  25. history lessons
    How Winning Time’s Characters Compare to Their Real-Life CounterpartsThe fourth-wall-breaking basketball series from Adam McKay added a few changes to the real story of the Los Angeles Lakers.
  26. chat room
    Michael Chiklis Grew Up With the Gospel of Red AuerbachThe Winning Time actor on the legendary Boston head coach’s cigar strategy and witnessing the Lakers-Celtics rivalry in real time.
  27. winning time
    Jason Clarke Is ‘Letting It All Hang Out’ As the Man Behind the NBA Logo“Jerry’s, in a way, out of his mind. He doesn’t know how to stop himself.”
  28. overnights
    Winning Time Recap: We Are Building Shangri-LaJerry Buss has to figure out how he will pay for the championship roster he desperately craves.
  29. emergency discussion
    Does Winning Time Really Need to Look Like That?A constant-motion visual offense makes sense for this story, but whether it elevates or undermines the viewing experience is up for debate.
  30. overnights
    Winning Time Recap: It’s Showtime!Winning Time is a captivating workplace drama starring employees with massive talent and egos.
  31. tv review
    Winning Time Certainly Puts on a ShowThe HBO series about the Los Angeles Lakers during the Magic Johnson era is flashy as hell, and purposefully so.
  32. espn
    Don’t Forget to Watch Winning Time on Sunday Night’Winning Time’ finally airs on ESPN this Sunday.