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SKY serves PH fans - Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty

SKY offers HBO's newest sports drama series to Pinoy basketball lovers, especially Lakers enthusiasts, "Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty," which will premiere exclusively on HBO and HBO GO on March 7, Monday, at 10.00 a.m., the same time as the US on HBO.

As one of the most storied teams in sports history, the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers is retold in the fast-paced new HBO drama series.

The 10-episode HBO Original series executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Adam McKay recounts the famous ascent of the Los Angeles Lakers as the most dominant and renowned basketball dynasty of the 1980s.

McKay says that they couldn’t do a series with "subpar magic Johnson" in a recent interview with Lacey Rose of the Hollywood Reporter. The rookie has the charisma and intelligence of a seasoned pro as he seamlessly switches between Lansing, Michigan's Earvin Johnson, and Los Angeles's emerging superstar Magic Johnson.

Jerry Buss, the American business mogul who helped lead the team to basketball greatness during the team's historic Showtime era, is played by actor-comedian John C. Reilly. Reilly also stars in the film as the team's head coach Pat Riley (Adrien Brody), superstar big man Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Solomon Hughes), and charismatic floor general Earvin "Magic" Johnson (Quincy Isaiah).

Additionally, Jason Clarke, Norm Nixon, Sally Field, Hadley Robinson, Jason Segel, Gabby Hoffman, Rob Morgan Tamera, Tomakili, Michael Chiklis, Sean Patrick Small, and more are featured in this star-studded HBO Original.

There is little hope that NBA fans in the Philippines will receive their fix soon. NBA Philippines is playing hardball with local cable TV providers by raising its asking price three times its prior arrangement with Solar.

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