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.)
Basketball and Jazz
On this episode of Showtime With Coop sponsored by betonline.ag, Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin welcome Fred Williams to discuss what got Fred into coaching in the WNBA, Lakers Celtics rivalry, who the real NBA G.O.A.T is, Fred's music career, and more!
The Greatest Ever, The Logo, Jerry West Pt. 2
On this episode of Showtime With Coop sponsored by betonline.ag, Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin welcome LA Laker Legend, the NBA logo himself, Jerry West. In part two of this episode, Michael and Jerry discuss Jerry actually being the NBA logo, coaching in the NBA Shaq and Kobe, and of course Coop's lightning round.
The Greatest Ever, The Logo, Jerry West Pt. 1
On this episode of Showtime With Coop sponsored by betonline.ag, Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin welcome LA Laker Legend, the NBA logo himself, Jerry West. In part one of this two part episode, Michael, Jerry, and Ari discuss how Jerry starting playing basketball in the first place, playing college basketball at West Virginia University, playing for the Lakers with Elgin Baylor and Wilt Chamberlain, team chemistry, and playing the Celtics in the 60's and 70's. Stay tuned for part 2 next week!
LA Lakers 2021 Roster Versatility Showing Early
On this episode of Showtime With Coop sponsored by betonline.ag, Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin discuss the Lakers rotation, Anthony Davis vs. Dwight Howard, the NBA teams in the west, and more!
Derek Fisher and the Michael Cooper Role on the Lakers
On this episode of Showtime With Coop sponsored by betonline.ag, Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin welcome player turned coach, Derek Fisher. Coop, Ari and Derek discuss Derek's 18 years in the NBA that included 5 championship wins with the Lakers, bring drafted in the first round with Kobe, transitioning from coaching in the NBA to coaching in the WNBA, and more!
The Current LA Lakers
On this episode of Showtime With Coop sponsored by betonline.ag, Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin discuss this season's LA Laker roster, if the Lakers can repeat an NBA championship, who the Lakers biggest competition will be, their thoughts on players getting the vaccine, and more.
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!
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!