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Jerry West Still Furious With Winning Time: NBA World Reacts

NBA legend Jerry West.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 07: LA Clippers executive board member Jerry West attends a game between the Clippers and the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 7, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Jerry West is demanding retribution for his betrayal on HBO's Winning Time.

The former Los Angeles Lakers legend previously issued a letter seeking a retraction and public apology for "a baseless and malicious assault" on his character. He doubled down on his frustrations, telling the Los Angeles Times he will take his complaint as high up the U.S. legal system as necessary.

“The series made us all look like cartoon characters,” West told sports editor Bill Dwyre. “They belittled something good. If I have to, I will take this all the way to the Supreme Court.”

Winning Time has depicted West as ill-tempered with uncontrollable anger issues. As many fans noted on Twitter, the show's character is the type of person who would threaten to take a dispute over a perceived slight to the Supreme Court.

Fans don't see the Supreme Court taking on the case of an HBO series taking liberties with exaggerated character traits.

However, West isn't the only former Lakers figure critical of Winning Time. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote a Substack post panning the show's "crude stick-figure representations," including reducing West to a "crazed coach" and "Wile E. Coyote cartoon to be laughed at."

Showrunner Adam McKay's depiction of West might be a bit too over the top, but The Logo isn't exactly helping his case.