I'm still not recovered from what happened on last week's episode of Winning Time with regard to Jack McKinney's bicycle accident, but the Lakers still have to forge ahead.
Paul Westhead stops by the training office to look for McKinney, but he finds Pat Riley instead, who's chilling in Jack's office. Neither of them has heard from him, but they don't assume much and decide to chug down some tequila to pass the time. However, they suddenly get a call from his wife, Cran (Julianne Nicholson), telling them to come to the hospital as Jack is in the ICU.
At the ICU, Westhead is shocked to see the state that McKinney is in, as he's in terrible shape and is intubated. The doctor comes in and highlights how much brain inflammation there is, but Westhead's main statement to the doctor is that McKinney needs to be up and walking again—there will be no "quality of life" decisions made.
We cut to Magic Johnson, who's being approached by quite a few sneaker companies to make a deal, including Puma, Adidas, and Converse. Afterward, Phil Knight (co-founder of Nike) introduces himself to Magic, and he makes a compelling argument for Nike, as they're coming out with a lighter and faster shoe. He pitches Magic the "Nike Magic," an entirely new line of shoes featuring his name. The only catch—he's offering a dollar for every pair sold plus $100,000 in stock options; that's very minimal compared to the $80,000 per year he's being offered with other companies.