88 episodes

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.)

The Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Coop CLNS Media Network

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    • 4.8 • 70 Ratings

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.)

    Lakers offseason chatter, Western and Eastern conference projections and NBA Draft

    Lakers offseason chatter, Western and Eastern conference projections and NBA Draft

    On this episode of Showtime With Coop sponsored by BetOnline.ag Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin discuss the Celtics losing the NBA Championship, NBA Superstars, The Golden State Warriors, the NBA draft, and more.
    0:16
    The collapse of the Boston Celtics.
    3:15
    Are Tatum and Brown superstars?
    7:57
    Can the Celtics get back to the Finals next year?
    12:30
    BetOnline Ad Read.
    13:20
    The Golden State Warriors..
    19:30
    "The Lakers are always going to win the NBA Championship."
    25:28
    Michael Coopers draft experience, and the NBA draft.
     
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    • 35 min
    Billy Thompson

    Billy Thompson

    On this episode of Showtime With Coop sponsored by BetOnline.ag Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin welcome LA Lakers legend Billy Thompson. Coop, Ari and Billy discuss Billy's role models, playing for the University of Louisville, The LA Lakers training camp, the NBA Finals, and more!
    0:40
    Who were some of Billy Thompson's role models growing up?
    2:30
    The University of Louisville, winning an NCAA Championship to winning an NBA Championship.
    6:05
    BetOnline Ad Read.
    10:00
    Lakers training camp.
    11:25
    Playing the Celtics in 1987.
    13:50
    Coop's lightning round.
    19:00
    Pastor life.
    22:30
    Who wins the NBA Championship this year?
     
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    • 26 min
    80's NBA meets the 2022 NBA Finals; Darvin Ham hired by LA Lakers

    80's NBA meets the 2022 NBA Finals; Darvin Ham hired by LA Lakers

    On this episode of Showtime With Coop sponsored by BetOnline.ag Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin discuss The NBA Finals, the 80's NBA colliding with Draymond Green and the 2022 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors, the shenanigans of the Celtics, why the Warriors are struggling, and more.
    2:05
    Only 2 games a week in the NBA Finals nowadays?
    4:30
    Could Draymond Green play in the NBA in the 1980's or would he have gotten knocked the f out?
    16:50
    Celtics dirty tactics? Golden State rim was 2 inches higher during practice.
    20:00
    Jayson Tatum and Michael Cooper.
    26:14
    Why are the Warriors struggling?
    28:08
    The Lakers hire Darvin Ham.
     
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    • 35 min
    Mike Warren on the legendary UCLA teams with Lew Alcindor, John Wooden and the transition into acting

    Mike Warren on the legendary UCLA teams with Lew Alcindor, John Wooden and the transition into acting

    On this episode of Showtime With Coop sponsored by BetOnline.ag Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin welcome basketball player turned actor Mike Warren. Coop, Ari, and Mike discuss some of Mike's role models growing up, his time playing at UCLA with John Wooden, changing from basketball to acting, who will win the NBA Finals this year, and more.
    2:00
    Who were some of Mike Warren's role models growing up?
    4:27
    Playing for one of the greatest college teams with John Wooden.
    14:40
    BetOnline ad read
    20:30
    Coop's lightning round.
    28:38
    From UCLA to acting.
    31:46
    Who will win the NBA Finals this year?
     
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    • 38 min
    Robert Horry talks about his favorite title, where Big Shot Rob came from and the Lakers future

    Robert Horry talks about his favorite title, where Big Shot Rob came from and the Lakers future

    On this episode of Showtime With Coop sponsored by BetOnline.ag, Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin welcome NBA legend Robert Horry to discuss his childhood his NBA career, the NBA Playoffs and more!
     
    0:00 Big Shot Bob joins the pod!
    0:45 Robert's on growing up in Alabama
    14:30 Coop's Lightning Round
    - 14:40 Wimp Sanderson
    - 15:18 Latrell Sprewell
    - 17:55 James Worthy
    - 18:55 Phil Jackson
    22:47 How 'Big Shot Bob' started
    26:10 What people don't know about Tony Parker
    28:00 Robert's favorite championship
    30:25 A. C. Green's trash talking
    31:08 Robert on Lakers and their future
    36:00 NBA Playoffs: Who wins the East & West
    38:05 Robert's new podcast 'NBA Finals File'
    39:15 Robert on why Coop is a Hall of Famer 
     
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    • 43 min
    Shaq of the WAC joins Showtime with Michael Cooper to talk entrepreneurship

    Shaq of the WAC joins Showtime with Michael Cooper to talk entrepreneurship

    On this episode of Showtime With Coop sponsored by BetOnline.ag Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin discuss playing basketball at The University of New Mexico, the NBA, entrepreneurship and how he got involved with Magic Johnson.
    1:23
    How did Kenny Thomas get started playing basketball?
    8:31
    BetOnline ad read.
    9:19
    Was Kenny Thomas the best to play at the University of new Mexico?
    13:52
    What did Kenny's parents give him that he has held onto?
    15:20
    Did Kenny think he was going to go pro?
    18:35
    Coop's lightning round.
    23:00
    The Sacramento Kings and thoughts on the NBA today.
    26:00
    What is Kenny doing now?
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

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.

GK Fash ,

Love it!

Very interesting and entertaining!

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