Byron Scott Fine With 'Winning Time' Getting Canceled, 'I Wasn't A Big Fan'

Byron Scott won’t be shedding any tears over “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” getting shelved anytime soon … ’cause the Lakers champ tells TMZ Sports he wasn’t tuning into the series anyway.

We caught up with Byron just days after HBO announced the fate of the show based on the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers after just two seasons … and asked him if he was bummed the storyline never got the chance to shine a light on his tenure with the purple and gold.

Safe to say he’s not losing any sleep over it … ’cause Scott told us straight up, “Nah, I’m good.”

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“I wasn’t a big fan of the show because I know a lot of it was fabricated in certain ways just to make it more interesting for the fans which is cool, that’s TV. That’s Hollywood. That’s what they do.”

Scott — who won 3 NBA championships with the Lakers — said he, Magic Johnson and his former teammates don’t even discuss the show … and if it’s ever brought up, it’s their wives doing the talking.

Of course, it’s no surprise the real Showtime Lakers are saying “good riddance” to the series — Magic, James Worthy and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have all spoken out against it.

Byron — who entered the picture (for real) in 1983 — said he didn’t feel as strongly about it as his teammates … admitting he didn’t care all that much.

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We also asked Byron who he’d want to play him if any production companies decide to give the Showtime Lakers another shot on the screen … and his answer’s pretty great!!

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