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HBO Fires Back After Jerry West Criticism: ‘Winning Time’ Is “Based on Extensive Factual Research” (Exclusive)

"HBO stands resolutely behind our talented creators," the network said in statement just days after former Lakers coach Jerry West demanded a retraction.

If Jerry West Sued Over ‘Winning Time,’ Legal Case May Face Uphill Battle

The former Lakers head coach and general manager says his depiction in the HBO series is defamatory, but recent defamation cases have shown that the odds might be stacked against him if he sues.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Criticizes ‘Winning Time’ for “Crude Stick-Figure” Characters

The NBA legend also noted that one scene in particular could have a lasting adverse impact on his charity.

‘Winning Time’ Actor Rob Morgan Talks Real-Life Bond With Screen Son Quincy Isaiah and a Moment That Wowed HBO Brass

"I would go to the basketball practices with the actors, and I would be out there screaming at him, inspiring him, pumping him up, as I assume Earvin Sr. did to help Magic become great," the actor says.

‘Winning Time’ Star Hadley Robinson on Jeanie Buss’ Complexity and Her Christian Bale Bond

"Just speaking from the perspective of the actor playing Jeanie, I know where she’s going, and there’s just so much more to uncover," explains the actress.

‘Winning Time’ Star Jason Segel on Series Pushback: “The Show Is Made With a Ton of Love”

The film and TV actor portrays the meek Lakers assistant coach Paul Westhead, who was thrust into the top job after the team's head coach suffered a severe bike accident.

Will ‘Winning Time’ Stick to the Showtime Era in Season 2?

During this week’s ‘TV’s Top 5’ podcast, hosts Lesley Goldberg and Daniel Fienberg break down a busy week of industry news.

Lakers Series ‘Winning Time’ Renewed for Second Season at HBO

The pickup will continue to chart the Showtime-era team led by Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

‘Winning Time’ Star Adrien Brody on Why Playing L.A. Lakers Head Coach Pat Riley Is Kismet

While the Oscar-winning actor was preparing for the Lakers limited series, he was approached for his memorable guest spot on another HBO hit program.

‘Winning Time’ Co-Creator on That Shocking and “Absolutely True” Unsolved Event in Episode 3

Jim Hecht, who also co-wrote a number of installments of the HBO limited series, talks key moments in the latest Lakers chapter and reveals two scenes that, although loved, did not make the cut.

Guest Column: ‘Winning Time’ Is “Campy, Mean-Spirited Fiction”

Former NBA uber-agent Arn Tellem, who is now vice chairman of the Detroit Pistons, takes issue with the HBO series' "cruel, dishonest and staggeringly insensitive" depiction of former Lakers player, coach and general manager Jerry West.

‘Winning Time’ Actor Michael Chiklis Takes Great Pride in HBO Series Being Bigger Than Basketball

The Emmy-winning actor is introduced in episode two, "Is That All There Is?" as Arnold "Red" Auerbach, the legendary, record-setting head coach (and later general manager) of the Boston Celtics.