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 form 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.

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On this episode of Showtime With Coop sponsored by betonline.ag, Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin welcome former LA Lakers intern turned agent, and current Executive Vice President of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Lon Rosen. Lon, Coop, and Ari discuss Lon’s time working for the Lakers, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s pranks, how Lon turned into an agent, Larry


On this episode of Showtime With Coop sponsored by betonline.ag, Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin welcome Robert Parish to discuss Roberts career, an SAT scandal, why he made the choice to go to the NBA, The Golden State Warriors, Boston Racism, Lakers and Celtics long time feud, and more. 02:30  Pleasantries. 3:30 Youth, College Career


On this episode of Showtime With Coop sponsored by betonline.ag, Michael Cooper welcomes Kareem Abdul Jabbar to discuss their legacy on the game and reminisce on their time together. 1:28 Kareem on how his family is doing through the COVID-19 pandemic. 3:26 Kareem’s thoughts on the 1980 season after the Lakers drafted Magic. What was


On this episode of Showtime With Coop sponsored by betonline.ag and BlueChew Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin welcome Dawan Scott and Rodney Allen Rippy.  Dawan and Rodney give advice to young players, talk about some of the toughest players to play against, Dawan being a stunt double, and Rodney being a star since 3 years


Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Michael Cooper Episode 37 The Truth Hurts with Steffond Johnson Michael Cooper @ShowtimeCooper and Ari Temkin @arisports welcome former NBA player Steffond Johnson to discuss giving back and helping others succeed, Steffond’s time playing college basketball at LSU, the many challenged Steffond faced while playing basketball, and playing basketball internationally.


Lakers Win Everything  Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Michael Cooper Episode 35 Michael Cooper @ShowtimeCooper and Ari Temkin @arisports rank the Eastern and Western divisions, decide that LaMelo Ball s the best of the Ball brothers, talk about Steve Nash as the Nets head coach, and Coop says this years Lakers team is better than


Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Michael Cooper Episode 30: Today’s NBA is Different Guest: Reggie Theus Michael Cooper @ShowtimeCooper and Ari Temkin @arisports welcome former NBA player and Coach Reggie Theus to talk about growing up paying baseball before basketball in Inglewood in the 70’s, Reggie’s time playing for coach Jerry Tarkanian, his time playing


Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Michael Cooper Michael Cooper @ShowtimeCooper and Ari Temkin @arisports welcome NBA legend and former Detroit Pistons guard Isiah Thomas (@isiahthomas). They discuss the secret to basketball and winning championships and how Isiah learned about this from the Los Angeles Lakers dynasty. Plus, Isiah’s relationship with coach Bobby Knight, the Jordan


Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Michael Cooper Michael Cooper @ShowtimeCooper and Ari Temkin @arisports welcome weekday sports reporter Rob Fukuzaki to talk about his history of reporting on LA sports, his thoughts on the Lakers championship win this year, what the Clippers need to do to win next year, and his foundation that helps kids


The Garden Report Gang talks about Jayson Tatum’s likely Super Max extension and what the Celtics should do with Gordon Hayward. Check out this episode!


The Garden Report gang kicks around a few possibilities for the Celtics to pursue in free agency including more than a few familiar faces. Check out this episode!


Tyler Herro scored the most points for a rookie in the playoffs since Magic Johnson, dropping 37 points on a sluggish night for the rest of the Heat, enough to slip by a late comeback attempt for the Celtics from down 12, to a lead, then within three in the final seconds. The Heat took


It’s a brand new series after the Toronto Raptors’ Game 4 win against the Boston Celtics. After the stunning finish in Game 3, Boston came out of the gates angry and motivated, but missed shots started getting into their heads. The Raptors had control of the game and played with more energy down the stretch


Kemba Walker led his best playoff performance with Jayson Tatum in foul trouble for most of Game 3. His iconic step-back led him to 24 points while Marcus Smart and Tatum forced back-to-back turnovers to lead a 10-point swing in the final moments to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the series. The Garden Report


Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Michael Cooper Ep. 10 The Insane Story Behind the Coaches of Showtime Twitter: @ShowtimeCooper Powered by BetOnline.AG Coop and Ari Temkin discuss the return of the NBA, who the favorites are and what we think about the remainder of the 2020 season. Also, Coop discusses his least favorite part about


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