ITS TIME! The Winning Reaction to Episode 2! HBO Lakers Series. In this episode, I will give my thoughts and reaction to episode of 2 of HBO Lakers Dynasty Series, Winning Time. Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty is an American sports drama television series created by Max Borenstein and Jim Hecht for HBO, based on the book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s by Jeff Pearlman. The first season chronicles the 1980’s Showtime era Los Angeles Lakers basketball team featuring notable NBA stars Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. It features an ensemble cast led by John C. Reilly, Jason Clarke, Gaby Hoffmann and Adrien Brody. The series premiered on March 6, 2022 with the pilot episode directed by Adam McKay.
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So you saw the title and thumbnail of this video we are talking about episode two of the winning time, the HBO original series that’s about the Lakers dynasty. And my name is Montay. Lee, this is the Karat Juice Podcast, I’m going to give you my thoughts and reaction to the second episode. So I’m going to get right into it. So the main thing that I took away from the second episode is how complex Jerry West is. When you think of Jerry West, you think of the logo, you think of a brilliant basketball mind. You think about Lakers, royalty, you think about history, you think about one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball. And with that, you don’t think about the dysfunction, you don’t think about what he went through in his life, I didn’t know about half of the things they started going over about his childhood, about some of the things he experienced growing up. And I’ll say this about the show the storytelling has been very great. It’s been exceptional, because it’s helped me to kind of get more texture and complexity, and more of a grasp of some of the things some of these players, these people that I’ve grew up hearing about, and watching highlights of, because I definitely didn’t see Jerry West play live. But I have a deeper understanding and appreciation for the greatness that he’s exhibited throughout his life. And what I wanted to highlight is just something that a lot of people get, could take into their lives. When you think about people who are very successful when you think about athletes, and you think about people striving to be great. What often does not get highlighted or talked about is a lot of people who are great and are successful. Do that in spite of their circumstances. And what some people find out is, after they get to the promised land, and they win. They still aren’t winning in the game of life. And I think this is what this episode highlighted. Something that a lot of people can relate to. You can be successful, you can accomplish things. And you could still be losing in the game of life. And I think that’s what Jerry West was going through in his life. For so many years, he was losing to the Boston Celtics. He had that monkey on his back that proverbial monkey on his back, he could not get over the hump. And when he finally did, he realized that it didn’t fulfill him at all. And one thing that I could compare that to was Kevin Durant, before he got to the Warriors, he was trying to get over the hump he was trying to win. And he eventually did that he eventually accomplished that. And he eventually won. However, he talked about how after he won the championship with the Golden State Warriors, I think it was what 2017 After he won the championship with the Golden State Warriors. He he realized that it like didn’t fulfill him. And it didn’t change his outlook on anything that he’s done in his life before that point. So I’m somebody and what I can take away from this, too, is like, I’m somebody who I want to be successful. I have things that I’m trying to accomplish. But while you’re doing all of those things, you don’t want to lose sight of the things that are important to you in your life. You still want to have balance. You Still want to make sure that you’re, you know, adding value to people and to the world, you’re being abused to people. You’re valuing your relationships. And I do know that I can be better. And a lot of ways in that regard. So this episode caused me to think it caused me to think about what’s life really about? Is it all about just winning and losing?
Or is life about relationships? I don’t know if that’s the same thing that you got out of the second episode, but that’s definitely what I’m feeling after our watch the second quality show. If you clicked on that title, and thumbnail, I would think that you had already seen the episode. I’m not giving away too much information. So just for the few people who still will watch it, even though they haven’t seen it, but quality show. I like the first episode bet more than the second episode, but it still was quality. I’m going to continue watching this one. Let me know what you thought about the second episode of winning time to HBO new original series. And yeah, I’ve been enjoying catching the show. So far. John C. Reilly has been stellar. Definitely the best character so far in the best performance so far, when it comes to actors. There was a really great scene at the end, I don’t want to give it all the way. But there was a really great scene at the end between Dr. Buss and Red Auerbach that is definitely memorable and noteworthy, and sets the stage for the next episode. So that’s my my thoughts on the second episode of winning time, and it actually highlighted how winning isn’t everything. So so that’s my thoughts. Let me know what you think. Give me a let me know what your who your favorite character is in the show. And if you’re looking forward to watching it what you thought so far, and yeah, I just kind of want to discuss it with you and see what you guys are thinking. So that’s another episode of the Karat Juice Podcast. This has been a reaction review of episode number two of winning time HBO original series, and without being too long winded. I’m gonna keep it there. And I’ll see you guys in the next video, peace.