For episode five of the Winning Time Podcast, host Rodney Barnes welcomes Solomon Hughes, Phd who is making his screen acting debut as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in “Winning Time” and episode five director Tanya Hamilton. Rodney and Solomon reflect on the importance of Kareem Abdul Jabar’s legacy, and how they channeled their own experiences being tall black men into the character. With Hamilton, Rodney talks about what drew her to the project and how she thought about the Kareem/Magic dynamic. The official Winning Time podcast is produced by HBO in conjunction with Hyperobject Industries and Pineapple Street Studios.
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