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Lakers News: Hulu releases first trailer for Lakers ‘Legacy’ docuseries

Most Lakers fans who watched the playoffs and, specifically, the NBA Finals probably caught a short glimpse of an intriguing project from Hulu titled “Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers,” centered on the story of the franchise. The brief trailer played numerous times throughout the postseason and, on Monday, the nearly two-minute long teaser trailer dropped for the upcoming 10-part docuseries.

This is an exciting series to look forward to for several reasons. Most of that excitement stems from the amount of people involved in the series, which seems to be just about everyone associated with the history of the Lakers. This trailer alone shows glimpses of the likes of Jeanie Buss, Pat Riley, Magic Johnson, Phil Jackson, Shaq, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jerry West.

Hulu released the following synopsis on the project, which features Jeanie — and Linda Rambis — as an executive producer.

When charismatic real estate tycoon Dr. Jerry Buss purchased the Los Angeles Lakers in a wildly risky and complex business deal, nobody could’ve predicted just how much success was to come. Kicking off the “Showtime” era in 1979, the notorious L.A.-playboy pioneered the business of basketball. He raised the price of floor seats, introduced dancers and a live band, opened an exclusive private club inside the arena, and cultivated famous fans in Hollywood. Over the last 40 years, the team captured 11 titles and retired the jerseys of some of the NBA’s most legendary players.

Today, Dr. Buss’s empire is now worth more than $5 billion. But all of that success did not come easy. Along with notorious feuds, career-ending illnesses, and a bevy of insurmountable on-court obstacles, the Lakers have also weathered intense drama off the court – within Dr. Buss’s own family. Running the franchise as a “mom and pop” operation, Dr. Buss gave his children front office jobs with the understanding they would, someday, inherit his kingdom. But sibling rivalry, interpersonal conflict, and corporate unrest threatened to destroy everything Dr. Buss worked so hard to build. Ultimately, “Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers” is about family, business, and power –and how all three must be harnessed to achieve greatness.

There is no release date set yet for the project, though as the trailer shows at the end, its debut will be in the near future.

While documentaries tend to take a more one-sided approach to history, that doesn’t mean they still can’t be informative and enjoyable. Between this, Magic Johnson’s recent docuseries and, obviously, “Winning Time” on HBO, Lakers fans have been offered a big-picture look at the franchise that has become the biggest in the NBA and one of the biggest in the sports world.

And based on this trailer, “Legacy” could be providing even more depth to that story this summer.

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