Welcome to the latest Showtime with Coop podcast, where Coop has the pleasure of bringing of welcoming Byron Scott. Coop and Byron reminisce about their time with the iconic Showtime Lakers. Byron Scott was a three-time NBA champion with the Lakers and a key part of the team’s success in the 1980s.
Michael Cooper was a defensive stalwart and fan favorite, known for his tenacity on the court and his clutch shooting. In this video, we sit down with Scott and Cooper to discuss their memories of playing for the Showtime Lakers, one of the most dominant teams in NBA history. They share stories of their experiences on and off the court, their relationships with their teammates and coaches, and the strategies that made them so successful. As they reflect on their time with the Lakers, Scott and Cooper offer insights into what it takes to build a winning team, how to develop a championship mindset, and the importance of trust and camaraderie among teammates. They also discuss the challenges they faced, both on and off the court, and how they overcame them to become champions.
Throughout the video, we hear from Scott and Cooper about some of the most memorable moments of their careers, including their championship runs, their battles against other great teams of the era, and their interactions with some of the NBA’s biggest stars. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the Showtime Lakers, an avid NBA historian, or simply someone who loves great basketball, this video is sure to offer a fascinating glimpse into one of the most legendary teams in sports history. So sit back, relax, and join us as we revisit the glory days of the Showtime Lakers with two of their greatest players.
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00:00 – Intro
00:20 – Showtime Lakers best backcourt trio in nba history?
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02:35 – welcome to Showtime Byron Scott! 03:01 – What city grew the best basketball players?
04:31 – the California basketball style
05:30 – The Lakers Enforcers of the 1980’s
06:20 – Byron Scott’s experience at Arizona State
07:30 – Byron Scott’s career accomplishments
08:20 – How Dennis Johnson helped Byron Scott make his decision to go pro
09:45 – Byron Scott as a rookie declared himself better than Magic Johnson
10:30 – Rookies, AC Green & Byron Scott’s first training camp with the lakers.
13:24 – Coop’s favorite sports book, https///FanDuel.com/Boston
14:29 – Byron Scott Tells a Jerry West story
15:30 – Byron Scott Tells a LeBron James story
16:16 – Byron Scott Tells a Doctor Buss Story
17:40 – Byron Scott Tells a Kyrie Irving Story
18:45 – Byron Scott Tells a Kobe Bryant Story
20:20 – Byron Scott Tells Celtics Lakers Stories
20:50 – Byron Scott & Michael Cooper’s Most Hated Celtics
21:07 – Byron Scott Tells a Danny Ainge story
22:30 – Byron Scott Tells a Cedric Maxwell story
24:00 – Do players in the NBA today still have that venom towards each other?
25:15 – How the players today are no longer students of NBA history
26:50 – How Byron Scott transitioned from playing to coaching in the NBA
28:42 – Byron Scott’s favorite team to coach
31:58 – Byron Scott’s favorite championship team with the Lakers + and the Pat Riley “back to back” promise 34:40 Michael Cooper & Byron Scott Tell ‘Bad Boy’ Pistons Stories
36:59 – Byron Scott talks about the health of the NBA today
39:00 – Thank you Byron Scott for joining Showtime with Coop