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Sally Field Talks Being a Hardcore Lakers Fan

Oscar winner Sally Field is starring as Jerry Buss' mom Jessie in the new HBO and HBO Max series “Winning Time,” the dramatic miniseries about the glitz and glamour of the rise of the Lakers as an elite NBA team in the ‘80s.

“Extra” spoke with Sally about the role and her love of sports. Recalling the 1979-1991 “Showtime” era of the team, she noted, “I was there! I took my boys to watch these games, so I felt immediately an affinity towards this whole arena… It uses this arena to look at so much more, and the culture of the Black community and the business in the late ‘70s, early ‘80s in L.A., sports culture — it’s just enormous all over the world.”

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