Fact vs Fiction: Winning Time season 1 episode 6

We’re more than halfway through the first season of Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty. The latest episode titled “Memento Mori,” had one of the most jaw-dropping moments of the entire season. Usually known for his business savoy from him, Magic Johnson turned down a lucrative shoe deal with Nike.

As a viewer, the portrayal of Johnson choosing Converse over Nike was almost unfathomable given what we know about which brand grew to become the number one shoe company in the world with a multi-billion dollar evaluation. So naturally, one has to ask if what we saw on the show was true?

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