Legendary Laker 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.)
Did Dale Ellis play in the wrong NBA?
On this episode of Showtime With Coop, Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin welcomes former NBA All star, and one of the greatest 3 point shooters of all time, Dale Ellis. Did Dale play in the wrong NBA? Dale on being the first non Larry Bird 3-point shootout champion and what it's like to be in "The Zone."
Rock The Baby | Dr. J on Showtime with Coop
"Dr. J," Julius Erving joins Michael Cooper on the Showtime with Coop Podcast. Dr. J talks about his biggest rivals while he was playing growing up, the first time he ever dunked, some of his most legendary battles and of course the "Rock the Baby" dunk on Coop!
44 For Life
On this episode of Showtime With Coop Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin welcome former college basketball star Bo Kimble. Kimble discusses his college career at USC and Loyola Marymount with the great Hank Gathers and his untimely passing. Plus, growing up in Philly at Dobbins Technical High School, playing college ball in LA during hte Showtime era and "44 for Life".
Coop's Tallest Rival with NBA HOF'er Ralph Sampson
Michael Cooper @ShowtimeCooper and Ari Temkin @arisports welcome Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame member Ralph Sampson. Ralph lets Ari and Coop know what it was like being so tall growing up and who some of his inspirations were. Also discussed, getting to play next to Hakeem Olajuwon and beating Coop and the Lakers in the 1986 Western Conference finals. Lastly, Ralph reflects on his NBA career and if he has any regrets.
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.
Very interesting and entertaining!
My new favorite Podcast
This easily just became my new favorite Podcast. Coop pulls back the curtain on the greatest team every assembled. The Gary Vitti Episode is phenomenal and the Coaches of Showtime made me write this review! Cant wait for more!