Fans of HBO's Winning Time might enjoy the throwback outfits, but people who were actually there aren't big fans of the, which was created by Jeff Pearlman's book Showtime.
Though the program is a fictitious representation of the Lakers' history, the real people who are being shown on the screen haven't been satisfied with it. Last week, HBO legend Jerry West apologized for his "false and defamatory portrayal."
The broadcaster has refused to pay for it! In a statement, the network insists that the show is not a documentary, and that there are diverse limitations that will be evident in the drama.
HBO has a long history of producing compelling content that is drawn from historical facts and events that have been described in part for dramatic purposes. Winning Time is not a documentary and has not been described as such. However, the series and its depictions are based on extensive factual research and reliable sourcing, and HBO stands firmly behind our talented creators and cast who have brought this epic chapter in basketball history to the screen.
The series isn't the first person to criticize it, according to basketball legend Kareen Abdul-Jabbar, claiming that the show is not only inaccurate but "dull" and "bland." Either way, it appears like HBO will have a lot of time to spare. After all, the show has already been made.