'Winning Time' Episode 6: Paul Westhead quoting Shakespeare makes fans go 'so that's him'

'I really hope to God above Paul Westhead didn't do that in real life. #WinningTime,' a tweet said


                            'Winning Time' Episode 6: Paul Westhead quoting Shakespeare makes fans go 'so that's him'
Jason Segel as Lakers Assistant coach Paul Westhead in 'Winning Time' (HBO)
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Paul Westhead was the cynosure of all eyes in Episode 6 of 'Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty'. The assistant coach of the Los Angeles Lakers took over the duty from Jack McKinney who met with a fatal bike accident. The absence of one of the more attacking coaches didn't deter the side as they won the series and the management hired Westhead as McKinney's permanent replacement.

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Although it was Pat Riley (Adrien Brody in the show) who takes massive credit as the coach who led the side to four titles and was instrumental in the creation of the 'Showtime Lakers', the foundation was actually laid by McKinney. Twitter was in splits as they watched Jason Segel's portrayal of Westhead who had a hard time dealing with McKinney's accident and then taking on coaching duties.

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"This week’s episode of #WinningTime was really good. If that Paul Westhead presser is fr I need to see the clip," one of the fans wrote. This was seconded by another who said, " Am dying at Paul Westhead quoting Shakespeare in #WinningTime." The laughs continued. "Paul Westhead went in that press conference & said “CANNONS TO THE LEFT OF THEM! CANNONS TO THE RIGHT OF THEM!” #WinningTime," a fan remarked. "I really hope to God above Paul Westhead didn't do that in real life. #WinningTime," a tweet said.

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"The Jack McKinney story is really sad from #WinningTime . A career assistant gets his big break and what he implemented worked. If he doesn’t get into the accident, does Pat Riley coach elsewhere? Does Paul Westhead still end up at LMU? Is McKinney a Top 5 NBA coach ever? #Lakers," one of the quotes read. "Does anyone else think Jason Segal is kind of doing Cousin Greg from Succession as Paul Westhead in #WinningTime or is it just me?" another comment said. "Really digging Jason Segal's recent performances as "Nobody" in Windfall and Paul Westhead in #WinningTime," another tweeted.

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