Jason Clarke Cast as Laker's Basketball Star Jerry West in HBO's SHOWTIME

Showtime is an upcoming drama for HBO that “focuses on the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers.” The latest to join the cast for the series is Jason Clarke who will portray Jerry West.

West played for the Lakers from 1960-1974 and was named an All-Star every season. Then, in 1976 he became the head coach for the team for three seasons before moving on to be a scout and general manager. The TV version of West is being described as:

[T]he cantankerous tortured genius of basketball. West ought to be the perfect man to build the Lakers into a dynasty, if only he can get past his own worst enemy: Jerry West.

Are you excited to explore the Lakers from the 80s?

Via: Variety

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