Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers season 1, episode 3 review – a strong continuation

August 22, 2022
Ricky Valero 0
Hulu, Streaming Service, Weekly TV
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The drama within Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers continues to make this must-see TV every week.

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Summary

The drama within Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers continues to make this must-see TV every week.

This review of the Hulu documentary series Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers season 1, episode 3 contains spoilers. 

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While the first episode of Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers struggled to get things started, we had a bounce back in episode two that started our chronological order of events for this storied franchise. Will the series continue to prove to be fruitful? Let’s dive in.

Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers season 1, episode 3 review

The episode started with them talking about how they built the chemistry on this team on and off the court. But, one more remarkable thing was seeing the footage from back when this Lakers team was bonding off the court.

Sigh, after the credits rolled (which has a fantastic remix of California), we go back to Jerry Buss’s childhood which transitioned into his adulthood of how he became so wealthy. Why? Why are we back to this? I don’t understand why we didn’t follow the same suit after such a great episode. This part of the episode should’ve been in episode one.

I want to highlight again how much everyone talked about how Winning Time was so wrong with their stories on the show. But through three episodes of Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers, they have nailed three of the stories early on. This time it was the story of how Jerry Buss purchased the Lakers.

After exploring the early days of Buss, we got back on track with the order we left off from episode two. The journey continues with the story of the almost trading of James Worthy and how it caused some riffs on the team because no one knew who was in charge. You know this has more drama than most TV drama shows. I love that we hear the Buss family talk about how they didn’t like XYZ and what each of them did.

Being only a 36-year-old and knowing a minimal amount of stuff about Jerry Buss, understanding how this man was revolutionary in so many different things that changed the trajectory of sports marketing was incredible. He truly changed so much, but more importantly, he was able to do it in a way that saved his team along the way.

I will say this now, and we may look back at this series and see how it changed the course of sports documentaries forever. Sure we have gotten all sorts of these in the past, but the pure honesty from each person that took part will open the door for these types of docuseries covering other sports dynasties. However, only if the creators had the same passion that writer Steven Lekart had for this story.

Overall, the episode started a little out of sorts but once we got back into the goods, the series continued to thrive. We are watching some great stories unfold and hearing them from those who lived them made it better.

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