West world — HBO defends ‘Winning Time’ from criticism

Jerry West and his legal team demanded a retraction and apology from HBO for his portrayal in Winning Time. A week later, HBO responds.

With the full court back and forth between the two sides starting to reach another level, it seems the West world drama surrounding the series Winning Time will continue for the foreseeable future.

HBO’s dramatized depiction of NBA legend and former Los Angeles Lakers executive Jerry West in their Adam McKay-led series caught a lot of backlash from those around the game — including directly from West and his legal team just last week.