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Idan Ravin Turned Actors in Magic, Kareem and Bird for HBO's "Winning Time"
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Idan Ravin Turned Actors in Magic, Kareem and Bird for HBO's "Winning Time"

Idan Ravin’s unorthodox training methods have revealed the best in some of the NBA’s greatest players. LeBron James and Kobe Bryant are among his long list of clients. He just had to throw enough tennis balls at them to cultivate what was already there. Imprinting the playing style of a Hall of Famer on an actor well enough to make it believable was another matter. Ravin took on the challenge when “Winning Time” executive producer Adam McKay called for help turning, among many, Quincy Isaiah into Magic Johnson, Solomon Hughes into Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Sean Patrick Small into Larry Bird. With the HBO series’ second season set to debut on Sunday, Aug. 6, Gaming Today spoke with Ravin, the show’s basketball producer, about making “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” real. Read the Gaming Today story here: https://www.gamingtoday.com/news/winning-time-superstar-trainer-idan-ravin-magic-bird-kareem-actors-hbo/

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