Fact vs Fiction: Winning Time season 1 episode 1

The first episode of Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty Season 1 has aired, and as with any series that’s based on real-life events, we the viewers have questions about the authenticity of what was shown.

Did Magic really almost reject the Lakers’ offer? Did Dr. Jerry Buss pay almost $68 million for an NBA team? Did Norm Nixon dislike Magic so much that he would play him one on one in a white fur coat in Los Angeles? Okay, so this last question may be a personal thought about the practicality of wearing a fur coat outside in LA in late spring to play basketball. But seriously, did Norm Nixon really hate Magic Johnson?

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