Jason Clarke’s Jerry West was seen as the man who let his temper do the talking in HBO’s “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” in the season premiere. However, the story behind the rage was featured in Season 2. Growing up in an abusive family, West’s only companion was a basketball. This helped him eliminate noise and abuse. One argument is whether the sports drama was actually fair to West and his portrayal and on the other end there’s Clarke who gave the world what West was for those who hadn’t seen him.
For those hoping it would be a Magic-West combo that would light up the NBA, including John C Reily’s Jerry Buss, there was a shocking surprise in the final minutes when West handed in his resignation. Added to this was the sex scene with a woman at the bar from the start of the show. It got Twitter talking while sharing their two cents on the man who became the logo. “When this show was announced I have to admit I hadn’t considered the possibility of a sex scene with Jerry West #winningtime,” one fan said.
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“That boy Jerry West went to work at the start of episode 2 of #WinningTime,” one fan said, sparking a series of memes. “I think I could have gone my whole life without an onscreen depiction of Jerry West having sex. #WinningTime,” one tweet read. “Didn’t have a sex scene with Jerry West on my TV bingo card for the year #WinningTime,” one fan commented. The episode opens with West sitting in a bar after a winning match, but he’s still livid. A chance meeting with a woman who took him for a funeral party ends up having sex.
“I wonder how Jerry West thinks his character has a sex scene in #WinningTime @jeffpearlman,” one fan asked. “Now I’m watching #WinningTime on HBO. I wasn’t prepared for a Jerry West sex scene,” one fan remarked. “She has no idea she just slept with Jerry West #WinningTime,” one fan wrote after realizing the woman didn’t know she slept with one of the biggest players in the game. basketball history.
When this show was announced, I have to admit that I hadn’t considered the possibility of a sex scene with Jerry West. #timewinner
— Dustin (@dustinjkent) March 14, 2022
I think I could have gone my whole life without an on-screen depiction of Jerry West having sex. #WinningTime
— LKE (@Bitchwithpen) March 14, 2022
I didn’t have a sex scene with Jerry West on my TV bingo card for the year #WinningTime
— rhythmless black man (@YotdJosh) March 14, 2022
Now look #WinningTime on HBO. I wasn’t prepared for a sex scene with Jerry West. 😲
— Moondoggie ☮️🕊️✌️☯️🧘❤️⚽📽️📺📚🎵🐕 (@MoondogRick2) March 14, 2022
“Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on HBO.