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I looked but couldn't find another thread about it. Which is kinda shocking.

Anyone watching it? I think it's been great. Even the wifey is enjoying it and she hates sportsball.
 

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I looked but couldn't find another thread about it. Which is kinda shocking.

Anyone watching it? I think it's been great. Even the wifey is enjoying it and she hates sportsball.

I've been watching it. While it is ''exaggerated'' to an extent, it seems to be fairly accurate as far as what I remember and have heard and read about that era.
 

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Really enjoying it. There is a thread but it doesn’t use the show title in it.
 

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I've been watching it. While it is ''exaggerated'' to an extent, it seems to be fairly accurate as far as what I remember and have heard and read about that era.

Certainly exaggerated. But it's also pretty irreverent so you don't take it too seriously.

The kid they have playing Magic is great.
 

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Certainly exaggerated. But it's also pretty irreverent so you don't take it too seriously.

The kid they have playing Magic is great.

Out of everyone, I'd have to say that, so far, he has come closest to how his character was at that time. Also, while he was known as Magic to everyone outside of the Lakers, his nickname within the organization was ''Buck''. I like how they have been showing that and that it wasn't necessarily always used in a complimentary way.
 

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Out of everyone, I'd have to say that, so far, he has come closest to how his character was at that time. Also, while he was known as Magic to everyone outside of the Lakers, his nickname within the organization was ''Buck''. I like how they have been showing that and that it wasn't necessarily always used in a complimentary way.

Yeah.

The Kareem character, I think, does a pretty good job showing his general attitude. They certainly dramatized his metamorphosis to buying into the system but I think Kareem was always viewed as surly.
 

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Yeah.

The Kareem character, I think, does a pretty good job showing his general attitude. They certainly dramatized his metamorphosis to buying into the system but I think Kareem was always viewed as surly.

Yep. He was pretty "standoffish" with everyone...media, teammates, fans, I like thatb they're showing that, even as a rookie, Magic wasn't going to let him get away with it. lol
 

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They are certainly making Paul Westhead look like a bit of a goofball. I bet that changes some when he takes over.
 

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They are certainly making Paul Westhead look like a bit of a goofball. I bet that changes some when he takes over.
A big time St Joe Hawk flow to this story.
Jack McKinney was a head coach at St Joes. Paul Westhead played at St Joes.
 

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That bike wipeout by McKinney was pretty rough.
 

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I just downloaded Episode 5 this morning and will be watching after I'm off work. I was curious as to how they were going to handle that.
Probably my favorite episode thus far
 

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That bike wipeout by McKinney was pretty rough.
I read about that incident about 12 years ago in a book about St Joe basketball. Crazy story. And that one bike ride changed the life trajectory for so many different dudes.
 

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You think Kareem & Magic had the physical altercation that they portrayed in episode 5?
 

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You think Kareem & Magic had the physical altercation that they portrayed in episode 5?

Not sure to be honest. I've never seen it mentioned before this show. They have exaggerated some things, so my guess is that they exaggerated a discussion that became very heated and maybe there was a push or 2.
 

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Not sure to be honest. I've never seen it mentioned before this show. They have exaggerated some things, so my guess is that they exaggerated a discussion that became very heated and maybe there was a push or 2.
Throwing hands and shoving matches doesn’t seem like KAJ M.O. But I don’t doubt the conflict and Magic’s balls in speaking up and challenging him.
 

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Throwing hands and shoving matches doesn’t seem like KAJ M.O. But I don’t doubt the conflict and Magic’s balls in speaking up and challenging him.

Yep. The stuff they are showing about Kareem separating himself from his teammates and not being on board with McKinney's system is true.

Magic had basically decided he was going to drag Kareem out of his shell, then with McKinney actually telling him to take over running the offense...Kareem never had a chance. lol
 

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Yep. The stuff they are showing about Kareem separating himself from his teammates and not being on board with McKinney's system is true.

Magic had basically decided he was going to drag Kareem out of his shell, then with McKinney actually telling him to take over running the offense...Kareem never had a chance. lol
Didn’t think it was possible but this series is catching me in my feels for the fucking Lakers (maybe it’s because I hate Auerbach and the Celtics more) and that’s with me knowing this culminates with a championship over my Sixers haha.
 
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