Hulu has revealed an official trailer for Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers, the upcoming documentary series revolving around the history of the Los Angeles Lakers from the Showtime era to its current place in the NBA. It will be available for streaming on August 15.
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The trailer, which you can check out below, features interviews with popular LA Lakers players including Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’ Neal, and LeBron James, as well as other figures within the world of basketball.
Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers will feature exclusive access to the Buss Family and probing, revealing interviews with players, coaches, and front office execs, the series chronicles this extraordinary story from the inside – told only by the people who lived it.
“The docuseries captures the remarkable rise and unprecedented success of one of the most dominant and iconic franchises in professional sports,” reads the synopsis. “When charismatic real estate tycoon Dr. Jerry Buss purchased the Los Angeles Lakers in a wildly risky and complex business deal, nobody could’ve predicted just how much success was to come. Kicking off the ‘Showtime’ era in 1979, the notorious L.A.-playboy pioneered the business of basketball. He raised the price of floor seats, introduced dancers and a live band, opened an exclusive private club inside the arena, and cultivated famous fans in Hollywood. Over the last 40 years, the team captured 11 titles and retired the jerseys of some of the NBA’s most legendary players.
Today, Dr. Buss’ empire is now worth more than $5 billion. But all of that success did not come easy. Along with notorious feuds, career-ending illnesses, and a bevy of insurmountable on-court obstacles, the Lakers have also weathered intense drama off the court – within Dr. Buss’s own family. Running the franchise as a ‘mom and pop’ operation, Dr. Buss gave his children front office jobs with the understanding they would, someday, inherit his kingdom. But sibling rivalry, interpersonal conflict, and corporate unrest threatened to destroy everything Dr. Buss worked so hard to build. Ultimately, Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers is about family, business, and power -and how all three must be harnessed to achieve greatness.”
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It is a 10-part docuseries that hails from Antoine Fuqua, who’s serving as the director and executive producer. Jeanie Buss, the Lakers’ current CEO and controlling owner, is also executive producing.
Executive producers are Haven Entertainment’s Kevin Mann, Michael Mann, and Brendan Bragg, Los Angeles Media Fund’s (LAMF) Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman, and longtime Lakers senior executive Linda Rambis. Rounding out the team are Emmy winning editors Jake Pushinsky and executive producer/writer Steven Leckart.