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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Showtime with Coop and special guest Lisa Leslie. Lisa discusses the start of the WNBA, winning championships and getting over the hump against Houston with Coop as her head coach. She also answers the question on if she could see herself coaching and discusses the late great Kobe Bryant. 2:02 How is Lisa and her
Showtime With Coop with special guest: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar On the episode: What was it like when Magic joined the team? What did Kareem learn from John Wooden? Where did Kareem’s love for jazz come from? To get an autographed copy of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s book Coach Wooden and Me visit: https://shop.kareemabduljabbar.com/ Showtime With Coop is presented
Coop is a five-time NBA champion and was a key member of Lakers’ Showtime era, along with Hall of Fame players such as Magic Johnson, James Worthy and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and as the only person to have won a championship, as either a coach or a player, in the NBA, WNBA, and the NBA D-League