HBO is reteaming with Succession executive producer McKay on a potential drama series based on sports writer Jeff Pearlman's book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s. Showtime will tell the behind-the-scenes story of the dominating 1980s L.A. Lakers and its five NBA championships, which were won with the help of head coach Pat Riley and perennial All-Stars Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Godzilla writer Max Borenstein, who was previously worked on one of the potential Game of Thrones prequels, penned the pilot script. "Jeff Pearlman's book and Max Borenstein's script of the story of the Showtime Lakers really knocked me over," McKay said in a statement. "Sexism, racism, tragedy, redemption, no-look passes and a giant cultural shift in America... I can’t wait to start filming."