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Legendary Lakers swingman, "Coop," lends his view on today’s NBA game in comparison to how basketball was played in the 1980s. From lighthearted comments to serious analytics he and a co-host Ari Temkin as well as guests including Showtime Lakers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Pat Riley and Byron Scott, will discuss current basketball games both from a player and a coaches perspective. Known for his defensive skills, highlight dunks and tenacious defense, Coop will break down the do's and don’ts of the game of basketball. Coop shares a ‘view from the bench’ with intimate stories from the Laker days and from the WNBA, D-league and the Big 3 as a head coach. On occasion current events in and around the sports world will also be covered e.g. behaviors off and on the court, the business of sports, travel youth ball, high school ball and his experience as a coach in the Big3. As the only person to win a championship, as either a coach or a player, in the NBA, WNBA, and the NBA D-League, Coop’s positive outlook on life and infectious personality is sure to provide unique and humorous insights as a podcaster. Topics: Basketball, Showtime, Coop 5’Ds, Student-athletes/Education, Attitude/Motivation, Success/Failure, Teamwork/Teambuilding, Black in America/Race, Spirituality/Purpose, Giving Back and Overcoming Challenges (cancer, Injuries, divorce, Bankruptcy etc.)

Showtime Podcast with Michael Cooper - 5x NBA Lakers Champion CLNS Media Boston Sports

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Legendary Lakers swingman, "Coop," lends his view on today’s NBA game in comparison to how basketball was played in the 1980s. From lighthearted comments to serious analytics he and a co-host Ari Temkin as well as guests including Showtime Lakers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Pat Riley and Byron Scott, will discuss current basketball games both from a player and a coaches perspective. Known for his defensive skills, highlight dunks and tenacious defense, Coop will break down the do's and don’ts of the game of basketball. Coop shares a ‘view from the bench’ with intimate stories from the Laker days and from the WNBA, D-league and the Big 3 as a head coach. On occasion current events in and around the sports world will also be covered e.g. behaviors off and on the court, the business of sports, travel youth ball, high school ball and his experience as a coach in the Big3. As the only person to win a championship, as either a coach or a player, in the NBA, WNBA, and the NBA D-League, Coop’s positive outlook on life and infectious personality is sure to provide unique and humorous insights as a podcaster. Topics: Basketball, Showtime, Coop 5’Ds, Student-athletes/Education, Attitude/Motivation, Success/Failure, Teamwork/Teambuilding, Black in America/Race, Spirituality/Purpose, Giving Back and Overcoming Challenges (cancer, Injuries, divorce, Bankruptcy etc.)

    Michael Cooper on Celtics vs Mavs, NBA Finals + Next Lakers Coach

    Michael Cooper on Celtics vs Mavs, NBA Finals + Next Lakers Coach

    Welcome to "Showtime with Michael Cooper," where we dive into the latest NBA topics and discussions! In this episode:

    0:00 - Introduction to Showtime with CP and NBA topics.
    0:21 - Celtics aiming for Championship number 18.
    2:52 - Predictions for the Celtics vs. Mavericks series.
    6:25 - Doubts about the team's performance.
    8:44 - 37th anniversary of Magic Johnson's Baby Hook.
    10:28 - Reflecting on Bill Walton's impact.
    12:00 - Bill Walton's effectiveness in today's NBA.
    14:24 - Remembering Bill Walton's legacy and impact.
    17:00 - Bill Walton's potential with fewer injuries.
    19:06 - Rooting for the Magic and Mavericks.
    23:05 - Tatum's exceptional rebounding skills.
    25:14 - Significant moments in building a championship team.
    27:40 - Handling media noise and fan pressure.
    29:20 - Importance of crowd involvement in games.
    31:32 - Coaching differences between NBA and college.
    37:21 - Challenges for potential Lakers coach JJ Redick.
    39:10 - LeBron as potential player-coach.

    Join us as we analyze, predict, and reminisce about the NBA's past and present, highlighting the pivotal moments and key figures that shape the game. Don't miss our insights on how historical players like Bill Walton might fare in today's NBA and the unique challenges facing modern teams and coaches.

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    • 50 min
    Larry Nance Sr Joins Showtime, Tells NBA 1980's Stories

    Larry Nance Sr Joins Showtime, Tells NBA 1980's Stories

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    On this episode of Showtime With Coop sponsored by BetOnline.ag Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin welcome 3 time NBA defensive first team, and 1984 NBA slam dunk champion with his number 22 retired for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Larry Nance. Coop, Ari, and Larry discuss some of Larry's role models, getting drafted by the Phoenix Suns, Larry Nance beating Coop in the slam dunk contest, and more!

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    Who were some of Larry Nance's role models growing up?

    4:35

    Getting drafted by the Phoenix Suns.

    7:30

    Coop's lightening round.

    12:00

    The 1984 NBA slam dunk contest.

    16:26

    Thoughts on the NBA today.

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    • 27 min
    Coop Welcomes 1987 Boston Celtics' Forward Darren Daye*

    Coop Welcomes 1987 Boston Celtics' Forward Darren Daye*

    **Showtime with Michael Cooper Podcast | Special Guest: 1987 Boston Celtics' Darren Daye**

    Welcome to another exciting episode of Showtime with Michael Cooper on CLNS! This week, we have the pleasure of hosting Darren Daye, a pivotal member of the 1987 Boston Celtics. Join us as we dive into Darren's basketball journey, from his college days to playing with NBA legends, and his unforgettable moments on the court. Don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe for more exclusive content!

    **Timestamps:**
    0:00 - Welcome to Showtime with Michael Cooper
    1:58 - Importance of education
    5:02 - College basketball vs. elite schools
    6:33 - Playing basketball in Europe over NBA
    10:57 - Darren Daye Joining the Celtics
    12:51 - Darren Daye on Playing with legends
    17:23 - Darren Daye’s Signature playoff moment in 1987
    19:40 - Game-winning free throws
    22:10 - Lakers Waiting for Boston in 1987
    24:44 - John Wooden
    26:25 - KC Jones, Great Player
    29:00 - 2024 Celtics Championship Chances
    31:21 - Playoff Energy and Effort

    Tune in to hear Darren Daye share his insights and experiences, including his thoughts on education, the differences between college basketball and elite schools, and the challenges and rewards of playing in Europe versus the NBA. Relive his iconic moments with the Celtics, his game-winning free throws, and his perspective on facing the Lakers in 1987. Plus, get his take on the 2024 Celtics' championship chances and the importance of playoff energy and effort.

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    • 35 min
    Robert Parish and Coop Detail the Celtics Lakers first matchups

    Robert Parish and Coop Detail the Celtics Lakers first matchups

    Robert Parish recently joined Michael Cooper on his Showtime podcast. The 2 legends Relive the 1984 & 85 Celtics vs Lakers NBA Finals. Coop and parish chart the Larry Bird Magic Johnson rivalry and how it expanded to encompass and revive the Boston vs LA Rivalry of the Red Auerbach, Bill Russell, Jerry West and Wilt Chamberlain matchups of the 1960s. 
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    • 13 min
    Lakers Honor Coop at Halftime of Nuggets Series

    Lakers Honor Coop at Halftime of Nuggets Series

    Lakers Honor Michael Cooper at halftime of Nuggets Lakers, game 3. Meanwhile in Boston, the 1984 Celtics Reunite! Coop gives fans a virtual tour of his night at the Crypto.com Arena. Co host Nick Gelso explains how he got to hang out with Larry Bird, Cedric Maxwell, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish, prior to Celtics Heat game 1 in Boston. 

    Later, Coop talks about being a championship coach for Lisa Leslie and the LA Sparks. Of course, Cooper would love to coach Caitlyn Clark and explains why her being drafted by Indiana is an act of the “basketball gods”.

    In closing, Cooper and Gelso play some “Bench, Cut, Start” for social media. See the behind the scenes.



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    • 39 min
    Michael Cooper on his Basketball Hall of Fame Induction

    Michael Cooper on his Basketball Hall of Fame Induction

    Michael Cooper on His Induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2024.

    In this episode of Showtime with Michael Cooper, Coop gives us detailed insights into how he found out he was inducted and the events that occurred during the announcement at March Madness in Phoenix. Michael Cooper won 5 NBA championships with the Showtime Lakers in the 1980s. Only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson won all 5 titles of the 1980s. Coop is a 9 time all defense, including 5Xs all defense first team. In 1987, he won the NBA DPOY award. Cooper has also won nba titles with the NBA G-League and WNBA.

    In the closing segment, Coop admits he was wrong about this season’s Boston Celtics, particularly Porzingis.



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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

YouKnowHowWeDo ,

SHOWTIME LAKERS FOREVER!

Coop is immortal…love the reminiscing. So many great stories

joe bascio ,

Showtime

Are u kidding, thanks to Baby B, Byron Scott for giving me/us the heads up on this, wow, the greatest era of basketball, ever!

Nimazzo ,

Awesome podcast!

If you grew up with Showtime like me, you will absolutely love this. Nostalgic, funny, entertaining, just love it! Coop is a natural! Great work! I can’t wait to listen to the next one.

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