Real estate mogul Dr. Jerry Buss buys the Lakers, drafts rookie Magic Johnson, and welcomes his kids into the family business; facing dramatic setbacks and shocking turns, the team captivates fans as Dr. Buss's approach changes the NBA forever.
After Magic Johnson shocks the media and asks to be traded, Dr. Buss does damage control; as the team welcomes a new coach and vital role-players who cement Showtime, the Buss kids juggle more responsibilities for the family business.
Dr. Buss, a self-made man from a broken home and humble beginnings, is shocked when his eldest son quits the family business; after trade rumors upset the team, Dr. Buss qualms concerns and the team gets back on track; their legendary streak ends.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar retires, creating doubts about the team's future; as the Buss kids pull away from their dad in business and life, coach Riley becomes distracted by fame; the team soldiers on until tragic news shocks the franchise and the world.
A new era dawns as gangsta rap explodes and the Lakers draft a gritty point guard who embodies the cultural shift; as Dr. Buss struggles to rebuild, his kids return to The Forum; Magic also returns before the franchise finds its next superstars.
Expectations build when Dr. Buss' new superstar comes to Hollywood, and a teen rookie makes bold claims; as the family business grows, Dr. Buss' kids all get promotions; business and family become more entwined than ever when an iconic coach enters.
Earvin "Magic" Johnson
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