Hulu’s ‘Legacy’ Feels Like Yet Another Story About the Showtime-Era Lakers: TV Review

Hulu’s ‘Legacy’ Feels Like Yet Another Story About the Showtime-Era Lakers: TV Review
In entertainment, as in sports, it’s all about timing.

Which makes “Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers” a victim of the TV industry’s current interest in its subject matter. Jeanie Buss, the CEO of the NBA’s Lakers, has executive-produced Hulu’s documentary tribute to the team that was already, this year, at the center of Apple TV+’s doc “They Call Me Magic,” about star Magic Johnson, and HBO’s scripted “Winning Time,” about her late father Jerry Buss’ stewardship of the team.

This luxuriously slow-paced 10-part series begins in the “Showtime” era — during which Buss, who purchased the Lakers, along with their then-home court the Forum, in 1979 — leveraged his team’s location and his flair for drama to forge a more purely entertaining kind of sports. It’s a story that has certain noteworthy elements and that certainly has memorable personalities; Johnson is a welcome on-camera presence here.
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