Following the airing of the most recent episode of Winning Time, we examine Magic Johnson’s agent, Dr. Thomas Day, and go through what we already know about the character. This week’s episode of Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty was titled “Momento Mori,” and it continued the story of the Lakers’ rise to prominence. The HBO sports drama portrays numerous events from the 1980s, including the development of the Showtime Lakers. Jack McKinney’s terrible bike accident in episode 5 sets up the events in episode 6. In addition, we witness Magic Johnson reject a lucrative shoe contract with Nike and get a glimpse into his meetings with a certain Dr. Thomas Day. Who, exactly, is Winning Time’s, Dr. Day?
Dr. Thomas Day is in winning time episode 6
Cindy Day, who dates Magic and eventually becomes his publicist in Los Angeles, is introduced in the second episode of Winning Time. Dr. Thomas Day, Cindy’s real-life dad, plays Magic’s manager and financial advisor in the program. In episode 6, we learn about Magic’s shoe contract and Phil Knight’s offer to him. Knight gives Johnson $100,000 in stock options and $1 for every pair of shoes supplied.
And just as in real life, Magic signs with Converse for a cool $100k. Magic’s use of Dr. Thomas Day is gradually revealed as he rises in the public eye and acclaims. While Magic was close with Thomas’ daughter Cindy, he distanced himself from her once it became apparent that she only cared about her dad’s basketball star status. Despite Magic and Cindy’s breakup, Dr. Day is still consulted by Magic, and their professional connection is maintained. And Dr. Day even travels to Michigan to personally hand-deliver a pair of Lakers tickets to Magic’s future bride, Cookie.
Is Dr. Day real? Details discussed
After seeing the most recent episode of Winning Time, viewers have been curious about the character of Dr. Thomas Day and whether or not he exists in real life. Although it has not been proved, it is quite likely that Dr. Thomas Day is a fictitious character and not a real person. How are we able to make this determination? We know this because Cindy Day doesn’t exist either; instead, she seems to be a composite of the several women Johnson dated around this time.
Melissa Mitchell gave birth to Magic’s son Andre Johnson in 1981 after he dated her for a short period in the early 1980s. Another lady, Renee Perkins, claims that Magic is the father of her son, Chauncey. Some of these ladies seem like they were the models for Cindy in Winning Time. Because of this, it’s likely that Dr. Thomas Day, Cindy Day’s father in the series, is a fictitious creation. Furthermore, no Dr. Thomas Day has ever collaborated with Magic Johnson, and there is no record of such a person ever having done so. Many individuals may have impacted his character in the Magic community at the time, but we’ll never know.