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“Winning Time” Star Quincy Isaiah Doesn’t Belief There’s Any Beef With Magic Johnson

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Quincy Isaiah has responded to the complaint by the legendary NBA star Magic Johnson over the HBO “Winning Time” series.

Quincy Isaiah, landed the role of playing the game changing “Magic” Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers of the the 1980’s. HBO’s Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, says that there’s “no malice” behind the series. The show follows the professional and personal lives of several players on the Lakers in the 1980s.
“I mean, I understand where they coming from because it’s a story about their lives,” Isaiah told TMZ when the outlet caught up with him at LAX, this week. “So, it’s tough. But I really feel like we did a really good job of showing humans and showing a full version of who we at least perceive them to be.”nba“At the beginning and end of every episode, it says ‘this is a dramatization,’” Isaiah said. “We take real facts that happen, and we make it good for TV.” It hasn’t only been Magic Johnson not impressed with the series, but the iconic Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is not interested in the product either.

As for Johnson’s criticism of the show, Isaiah said that he’s got nothing but respect for the Hall of Famer.

“Magic, man, I love you dude,” Isaiah said. “You literally lived an incredible life so that I could—I’m getting into an Escalade because he lived an incredible life. I have nothing but love and respect for that man,”

He added that he doesn’t think there’s any beef between the two of them, explaining that Johnson “understands I’m an actor.”

Check out Isaiah’s comments below.

On the official Winning Time after-show, host and former Laker Rick Fox sits down with Quincy Isaiah (Magic Johnson) and Executive Producers Adam McKay and Max Borenstein to discuss the first episode.