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Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers

By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Brand-focused Buss family series has swearing, sex talk.

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Beginning with the subtitle, it's obvious that this "true story" was hastily put out as a counter to HBO's popular Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty. Sure enough, Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers immediately places its focus on the Buss family, owners of the team for two generations who in 2022 are threatening to sue HBO for Winning Time's depiction of them. Generally, PR-driven documentaries like this don't reveall the insider details they promise. That's exactly the case with Legacy, which presents a sanitized version of Buss family drama alongside a by-the-numbers recap of the last four decades of Laker basketball.

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