Full cast of HBO’s Showtime Lakers series announced

The cast of Adam McKay’s starry new HBO series about the Showtime Lakers has been announced.

Based on sportswriter Jeff Pearlman’s book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s, the film will be produced by “Big Short” and “Vice” helmer McKay and will star John C. Reilly as Lakers Owner Jerry Buss, Jason Segel as Paul Westhead, Adrien Brody as Pat Riley, Bo Burnham as Larry Bird, Sally Field as Jessie Buss, DeVaughn Nixon as Norm Nixon, Jason Clarke as Jerry West, Quincy Isaiah as Magic Johnson, Solomon Hughes as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Gaby Hoffmann as Claire Rothman, Hadley Robinson as Jeanie Buss, Molly Gordon as Linda Zafrani, Rob Morgan as Earvin Johnson Sr., Spencer Garrett as Chick Hearn, Kirk Bovill as Donald Sterling, Delante Desouza as Michael Cooper, Stephen Adly Guirgis as Frank Mariani, Tamera Tomakili as Earletha ‘Cookie’ Kelly, and Joey Brooks as Lon Rosen.

Today, Deadline adds “Parenthood’ alum Sarah Ramos to the cast list; Ramos plays Cheryl Pistono, the girlfriend of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Commissioned in December 2019, the series is described as “chronicling the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties, in what came to be called the Showtime Era.”

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