Jessie Buss instilled a love of math, money and good times in her son, who later becomes a successful businessman who still turns to his mother for advice.
The series will follow the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, a team that won multiple championships. The show is based on book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s by Jeff Pearlman.
The series also stars Gaby Hoffman as Claire Rothman, Hadley Robinson as Jeanie Buss, DeVaughn Nixon as Norm Nixon, Molly Gordon as Linda Zadrani, 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.
The show is being written and executive produced by Max Borenstein. Adam McKay directed the pilot and is also serving as an executive producer along with Jim Hecht, who co-wrote the story.