Los Angeles Lakers is one of the most successful franchises in NBA history with a huge fan base. The team has an iconic legacy. Developed by Max Borenstein and Jim Hecht, the first season of HBO’s Winning Team followed the team’s journey to their first title win with star players like Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Magic Johnson. With Winning Team Season 2 already confirmed, fans are looking forward to the next installment in the series.
What can happen in the winning team season 2?
Season one of Winning team revolved around Jerry Buss as he bought the LA Lakers team and recruited rookie Magic Johnson. In the first season, we saw Johnson prove to be a very crucial player for the team. And their campaign when he formed an impeccable alliance with the skipper Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Despite multiple ups and downs and a complicated coaching issue, the Los Angeles Lakers managed to reach the finals of the 1980 NBA season. However, Captian Abdul Jabbar missed the match due to injury. But Magic led the team to the championship in his absence.
Upon its return with Winning Team Season 2, the show will continue the story after the Lakers’ championship win. The upcoming season could revolve around the Lakers’ 1981 campaign led by Paul Westhead and his assistant, Pat Riley. It could also focus on the implications of Magic Johnson’s injury and how the team’s game tactics and style of play have changed under Westhead’s coaching. In addition, the next season could also highlight the growing rivalry between Magic Jhonson and Larry Bird.
Why didn’t fans like the basketball on the show?
The way the game is displayed on screen is one of the most crucial aspects of any piece of sports media. When they said the completely awful basketball series, many Redditors thought sports features were absent. This seems to be a show for those not interested in basketball or drama.
Sports films and television programs are difficult to make because they have to appeal to a wider audience than just sports enthusiasts. In Winning Time, the action on the field is clearly secondary to the plot off the field. As a result, the game takes a back seat. It’s hard to recreate the fast-paced basketball game. That’s why the show emphasized personalities over ostentatious sports routines.
Winning Team Season 2: Release Date!
The first season of the sports drama series premiered on HBO from March 6, 2022 to May 8, 2022. Speaking of the prospect of the second season, we already have some juicy news for the fans. On April 7, while the first season was still airing, HBO had already given the show the green light for Winning Team Season 2.
The creator, Max Borenstein, shared a Tweet on his handle to confirm the upcoming season. In the Tweet, he wrote: “The dynasty continues. #WinTime will return for a second season. Never been so proud of a show and the group of us who left everything on the floor to make it. The truest and most complete labor of love. And thanks @hbo† Now we can do it all again!”
At the moment there is not much information available about the production and release schedule of Winning Team Season. However, if all goes smoothly, HBO may aim to premiere the season around the same time of year as the first season, i.e. early 2023.