Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty Review

In 2019, Adam McKay and Will Ferrell called it quits. Like children of a messy divorce, audiences everywhere were upset and curious as to why the creative geniuses behind Gary Sanchez Productions and Funny or Die would end on such a sour note, after having created some of the most famous comedies of the past two decades (Anchorman, Step Brothers, The Other Guys, and more). Turns out, it was over a casting decision; McKay chose Michael Shannon (who later dropped out) and then John C. Reilly, over Will Ferrell, when casting the role of former Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss in a biographical series.


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