“Legacy – ‘Los Angeles Lakers’ documentary series Gets Teaser trailer and premiere Date later this year”
Hulu has released the first teaser for Legacy: The True Story of the Los Angeles Lakers, a new sports documentary series that will premiere later this year. The video teases exclusive interviews with former and current Lakers players, as well as basketball personalities, as they discuss the Showtime era and the legacy they’ve built under Dr. Jerry Buss’ supervision.
Legacy: The True Story of the Los Angeles Lakers is a 10-part docuseries directed and executive produced by Antoine Fuqua. Jeanie Buss, the current CEO and controlling owner of the Lakers, is also executive producing.
The series chronicles this extraordinary story from the inside – told only by the people who lived it – with exclusive access to the Buss Family and probing, revealing interviews with players, coaches, and front office execs.
“The docuseries captures the remarkable rise and unprecedented success of one of professional sports’ most dominant and iconic franchises,” according to the synopsis. “No one could have predicted how much success would follow when charismatic real estate tycoon Dr. Jerry Buss purchased the Los Angeles Lakers in a wildly risky and complex business deal.” The notorious L.A.-playboy pioneered the business of basketball in 1979, kicking off the ‘Showtime’ era. He raised the price of floor seats, added dancers and a live band, and opened an exclusive private club within the stadium.
arena, and cultivated famous Hollywood fans Over the last 40 years, the team has won 11 championships and retired the jerseys of some of the NBA’s most famous players.
Dr. Buss’s fortune is now worth more than $5 billion. But none of this success came easily. Along with infamous feuds, career-ending illnesses, and a slew of insurmountable on-court challenges, the Lakers have also been subjected to intense drama off the court – within Dr. Buss’s own family. Dr. Buss ran the franchise as a “mom and pop” shop, giving his children front-office jobs with the understanding that they would inherit his kingdom someday. However, sibling rivalry, interpersonal conflict, and corporate unrest threatened to demolish everything Dr. Buss had worked so hard to create. Finally, Legacy: The true story of the Los Angeles Lakers is about family, business, and power – and how all three must be used to achieve greatness.”