Like for Like – 10 series like Legacy: The True Story of the L.A. Lakers you must watch

August 20, 2022
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This article discusses 10 series like Legacy: The True Story of the L.A. Lakers you must watch and may contain spoilers. 

Hulu’s Legacy: The True Story of the L.A. Lakers is now playing on Hulu. Here is a list of ten series like the streaming Hulu series. The list includes docuseries, documentary film series, and television series that are similar to the behind-the-scenes look at legendary figures, organizations, and incidents that have dominated the sports world for decades.

10 series like Legacy: The True Story of the L.A. Lakers you must watch

30 for 30 (2009)

Bill Simmons created this award-winning documentary film series that has aired on ESPN since 2011. If you add them up, the series has produced 157 documentary films behind legendary sports stars, teams, and incidents. Seek out The U, Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks, Straight Outta L.A., The Four Falls of Buffalo, and One Night in Vegas.

A League of Their Own (2022)

This fictional series is based on Penny Marshall’s comedy classic. The series was inspired by the All-American Girl’s Professional Baseball League (AAGBPL). Like Legacy: The True Story of the L.A. Lakers, Abbi Jacobson’s show goes beyond the headlines to depict a group of women oppressed when they had to live in the shadows.

All or Nothing

From football to rugby, All or Nothing is a documentary series specializing in filming a behind-the-scenes look between the players, coaches, and teams and how the organizations operate over one season. The series has covered teams such as the Dallas Cowboys, Toronto Maple Leafs, Los Angeles Rams, Manchester City, and many more.

The Dark Side of the Ring (2019)

The Canadian documentary sports series aired on Vice TV and explored wrestling’s most controversial subjects and incidents behind the scenes. The most entertaining episodes include The Montreal Screw job, Benoit, and The Final Days of Owen Hart. The series has become so popular that it has spawned multiple spinoffs, including The Dark Side of the 90s, The Dark Side of Football, and The Dark Side of Comedy. You can stream The Dark Side of the Ring currently on Discovery+.

Hard Knocks (2001)

Before All or Nothing, there were Hard Knocks. The HBO original sports documentary series documents the behind-the-scenes operations of football teams during their offseason and training camp. You can watch the current season focusing on the NFL’s Detroit Lions.

Last Chance U (2016)

These acclaimed Netflix series focus on successful JUCO programs that produce players that transfer successfully to division one college programs. The filmmakers film behind-the-scenes footage for one season. All while focusing on themes that players struggle with that lead them to these programs, including issues with grades, legal issues, and coming from disadvantaged family backgrounds. If you love true stories about redemption, Last Chance U is the show for you.

The Last Dance (2020)

One of the greatest sports documentary series of all time, The Last Dance shares rare footage of the Chicago Bulls dynasty as the series plays with the timeline narrative. Toggling back and forth with their championship run and the last season before the team was torn down. You can currently watch the series on Netflix.

Mike (2022)

Like Winning Time, this upcoming Hulu series goes beyond the sensationalized headlines to tell the story of legendary and infamous boxer Mike Tyson. Moonlight’s Trevante Rhodes plays the polarizing figure.

Untold

A Netflix documentary film series that focuses on notorious sports incidents. The Malice at the Palace is a must-see, as is the newest installment, Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist.

Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (2022)

The acclaimed HBO and HBO Max limited series is based on Jeff Pearlman’s book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s. While the man behind the NBA logo, Jerry West, vehemently disagreed with the final product on screen, no one can argue one of the best-reviewed series of the decade caught American’s attention. Hulu hopes Legacy: The True Story of the L.A. Lakers will do the same thing.

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