The war between Magic Johnsonand Norm Nixon on HBO’s “Winning Time” was blown way out of proportion … so says one-half of the former Lakers duo, who tells TMZ Sports that’s not how it went down in real life.
Season two of the hit show has been largely centered around the terrible relationship between the veteran point guard, Nixon, and Johnson, the team’s young star. One scene even depicted Michael Cooper breaking up a locker room fight between the players.
So, when we saw the 2x All-Star outside LAX on Monday, we asked him whether the show got things factually correct.
“Naw,” Nixon responded … “Not even close.”
Norm, who is portrayed by his son, DeVaughn Nixon, isn’t the only former Lake Show star who isn’t exactly a big fan of the hit show.
In fact, we recently talked to Hall of Famer James Worthy … who doesn’t count himself as a viewer.
“I just think [Winning Time] could have been done really, really good. And I was disappointed that it wasn’t,” Worthy told us.