'Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers' trailer: How team became legend
- Hulu is set to release a documentary on the LA Lakers
- The network recently released the first trailer
- It features Shaquille O’Neal and Rob Lowe
The network recently released the first trailer of ‘Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers', a documentary directed and produced by Antoine Fuqua.
The nearly two-minute-long clip features Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal, Rob Lowe, and Magic Johnson, who talk about the Lakers’ road to fame.
A description by Hulu reads, “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,” it further reads.
The project's executive producer is Lakers President and controlling owner, Jeanie Buss. It is also collaboratively produced by Lakers senior executive Linda Rambis, Los Angeles Media Fund’s Simon Horsman and Jeffrey Soros, and Haven Entertainment’s Michael Mann, Kevin Mann, and Brendan Bragg.
Completing the team are Emmy-winning editors Steven Leckart and Jake Pushinsky.
The date of the documentary’s premiere has not been revealed yet.