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342. Author Jeff Pearlman on Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers

Seth Everett March 16, 2022

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This week on Sports With Friends:

In March 2022 a new scripted series about the Los Angeles Lakers 1980’s championship run entitled “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” starring John C. Reilly, Quincy Isaiah, Sally Field, Adrian Brody, as part of an incredible cast. The show is based on Jeff Pearlman’s 2014 book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s, and Jeff joins the podcast for a second time.

Pearlman’s first appearance on Sports with Friends was Episode 165 when he was promoting his book on the original USFL.

In this episode, Pearlman tells the story about how the book became this series and the differences between the two. He also detailed his involvement during the production of the show, and the possibilities of its continuing beyond this first season.


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Seth Everett

Seth Everett is a 24-year National Sports Broadcaster currently heard on iHeartMedia, NBC Sports Radio, Westwood One (Olympics coverage), & Entercom. He is a media veteran that has been seen & heard on ESPN, Sirius/XM, Bloomberg TV, FOX Sports covering 2 Super Bowls, 12 World Series, 2 NBA Finals, & 2 Stanley Cup Finals. Also covered local teams such as the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Broncos, & more.

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