The television series debuted on Sunday, March 6. The 10-part drama series will highlight the key pieces that made up the 1980s Lakers, known as the “Showtime Lakers,” highlighted by its two stars, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Directed by Damian Marcano, the third episode is titled “The Best Is Yet to Come.”Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the episode and the rest of the series.
HBO’s “Winning Time” Viewing Guide
How to watch ‘Winning Time’ Episode 3 live
- Date: Sunday, March 20
- Time: 9 p.m. ET
- How to watch: HBO Max
How to stream ‘Winning Time’ Episode 3
- United States: HBO Max
Episode 3 will be available to stream on HBO Max at 9 p.m. ET.
‘Winning Time’ TV Schedule
|1. The Swan||March 6||9:00 p.m. ET||HBO|
|2. Is That All There Is?||March 13||9:00 p.m. ET||HBO|
|3. The Good Life||March 20||9:00 p.m. ET||HBO|
|4. Who the F— Is Jack McKinney||March 27||9:00 p.m. ET||HBO|
|5. Pieces of a Man||April 3||9:00 p.m. ET||HBO|
|6. Momento Mori||April 10||9:00 p.m. ET||HBO|
|7. Invisible Man||April 17||9:00 p.m. ET||HBO|
|8. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough||April 24||9:00 p.m. ET||HBO|
|9. Acceptable Loss||May 1||9:00 p.m. ET||HBO|
|10. Promise Land||May 8||9:00 p.m. ET||HBO|
What is the plot of Winning Time?
“Winning Time” is based on the 2014 book by Jeff Pearlman titled “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s.”
The book chronicles the Lakers dynasty, beginning with drafting Magic Johnson with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1979 NBA Draft. That kick-started a dominant run alongside Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and larger-than-life head coach Pat Riley, which saw them win five championships in the ’80s.
Which actors are in ‘Winning Time’?
The star-studded cast is headlined by John C. Reilly as Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss, alongside Adrien Brody as head coach Pat Riley and Jason Segel as Paul Westhead. Legendary point guard Magic Johnson is played by newcomer Quincy Isaiah.
- John C. Reilly, Jerry Buss
- Quincy Isaiah, Magic Johnson
- Jason Clarke, Jerry West
- Adrien Brody, Pat Riley
- Gaby Hoffman, Claire Rothman
- Tracey Letts, Jack McKinney
- Jason Segel, Paul Westhead
- Hadley Robinson, Jeanie Buss
- Dr. Solomon Hughes, Kareen Abdul-Jabbar
- Tamera Tomakili, Earletha “Cookie” Kelly
- DeVaughn Nixon, Norm Nixon
- Rob Morgan, Earvin Johnson Sr.
- Sally Field, Jessie Buss
- Julianne Nicholson, Cranny McKinney
‘Winning Time’ Trailer
Watch the trailer for “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” below.