HBO 'Winning Time' Episode 2: Fans shocked by Jerry West sex scene, say 'he's a wild boy'
Jason Clarke's Jerry West was looked at 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 showcased in Season 2. Growing up in an abusive family, West's only companion was a basketball. It helped him tune the noise and the abuse out. One argument is whether the sports drama was actually fair to West and his portrayal and at the other end, there's Clarke who gave the world of what West was for those who hadn't seen him.
For those who hoped it would be a Magic-West combo that would light up the NBA, including John C Reily's Jerry Buss, there was a slammin' surprise in the final minutes when West tenders his resignation. Adding to this was the sex scene with a woman at the bar right at the start of the show. This had Twitter talking while also sharing their two cents on the man who became the logo. "When this show was announced I must admit I hadn’t considered the possibility of a Jerry West sex scene #winningtime," one of the fans opined.
"That boy Jerry West went to work in the beginning of episode 2 in #WinningTime," a fan opined sparking a string of memes. "I think I could have gone my entire life without an onscreen portrayal of Jerry West having sex. #WinningTime," a tweet read. "Didnt have a jerry west sex scene on my tv bingo card for the year #WinningTime," one of the fans commented. The episode opens with West sitting in a bar after a winning game, but is still livid. A chance encounter with a woman who mistook him for being in a funeral party ends up with the two having sex.
"Wonder how Jerry West feels about his character having a sex scene in #WinningTime @jeffpearlman,' a fan asked. 'Now watching #WinningTime on HBO. I was not prepared for a Jerry West sex scene," a fan remarked. "She has no idea she just had sex with Jerry West #WinningTime," one of the fans wrote after realizing that the woman was unaware she had sex with one of the greatest players in basketball history.
When this show was announced I must admit I hadn’t considered the possibility of a Jerry West sex scene #winningtime— Dustin (@dustinjkent) March 14, 2022
I think I could have gone my entire life without an onscreen portrayal of Jerry West having sex. #WinningTime— LKE (@Bitchwithpen) March 14, 2022
didnt have a jerry west sex scene on my tv bingo card for the year #WinningTime— black man no rhythm (@YotdJosh) March 14, 2022
Now watching #WinningTime on HBO. I was not prepared for a Jerry West sex scene. 😲— Moondoggie ☮️🕊️✌️☯️🧘❤️⚽📽️📺📚🎵🐕 (@MoondogRick2) March 14, 2022
'Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty' airs Sunday nights at 9 pm on HBO.