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Legacy: The True Story of the L.A. Lakers

Legacy: The True Story of the L.A. Lakers

  • Premiered: 
    August 15, 2022
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  • Network: Hulu
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Sports
  • Tags: basketball (pro: men)

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Plot Synopsis

Executive produced by Lakers CEO and controlling owner Jeanie Buss and director Antoine Fuqua, LEGACY: THE TRUE STORY OF THE L.A. LAKERS is a 10-episode documentary series that chronicles the story of the Los Angeles Lakers from the inside -- as told by the people who lived it. Featuring exclusive access to the Buss Family and interviews with players, coaches, and front office execs, this series captures the rise and success of one of the iconic franchises in professional sports. 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's 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.

LEGACY: THE TRUE STORY OF THE L.A. LAKERS debuted on Monday, August 15, 2022, as Hulu released the first two episodes. A new episode dropped each Monday through October 10.
On Monday, October 10, 2022, Hulu released the finale of LEGACY: THE TRUE STORY OF THE L.A. LAKERS. Jeanie Buss encounters upheaval in her personal and professional life as she struggles to balance running a family and a business. As she attempts to find equilibrium, the events of 2020 throw the franchise, and the world, into chaos.


  • - Los Angeles, California USA