Tue. Apr 23rd, 2019

Lakers Producing Doc About Showtime Era

“At this point it is hard to think of what network or media outlet has not already produced content about the Showtime Lakers.”

There is no shortage of documentaries about the history of the Los Angeles Lakers, particularly about the teams from the 1980s known as the franchise’s Showtime Era. Just because there is no shortage though doesn’t necessarily mean there are enough.

The Lakers are working with Haven Entertainment to produce a documentary about the team’s success in that decade. Where will it end up? At this point, that is still unknown.

What we do know is that the series will be directed Kristopher Belman, who  is no slouch when it comes to basketball documentaries. He was the mind behind the LeBron high school documentary More Than a Game

At this point it is hard to think of what network or media outlet has not already produced content about the Showtime Lakers. ESPN alone has their multi-part 30 for 30 on the team’s rivalry with the Boston Celtics and devoted three segments of its epic Basketball: A Love Story to Lakers history.  HBO also has no shortage of Lakers content. 

So where could this thing end up? Andrew Bucholtz of Awful Announcing speculates that it might be targeted to a regional sports network that only serves the LA area. The involvement of the Lakers themselves suggests that NBA TV could be another potential landing spot.