Coops Ultimate Top 5 List | Showtime Lakers Podcast with Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin
Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Michael Cooper Ep. 21 Coops Ultimate Top 5 List Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin talk about Coops top 5 all time NBA offensive players, Top 5 all time defensive players and Coop's unsung heroes. Michael Cooper: @ShowtimeCooper Ari Temkin: @arisports Powered by Betonline.ag and Masterclass Sign up for account today and use promo code: CLNS50 to get a 100% bonus! 0:27 Michael Cooper lists honorable mentions for best offensive players in NBA history. These are the guys that didn't quite make the cut in his Top 5. 01:45 Kobe was doing things at the age of 17 that 26 and 27 year olds in the league couldn't even do. 02:01 Coop "One of the things about great players is that it doesn't matter what kind of defense you put on them, they are going to get to their sweet spot." 03:00 As Michael Jordan got older, he got better and more focused. A "real migraine headache" as coop puts it. 04:12 Ari "Was Jordan as good of a trash talker back then too?" 04:41 There was certain players that trash talk would not bother, and it was a waste to even try 04:47-06:12 Masterclass 06:22 Trash talk did not bother Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, and George Gervin. 06:50 5 - Coop begins his top 5 best offensive players list with Alex English. 07:18 4- Number four on the list is Isaiah Thomas, one of the reasons being he could put up 25 points on a bad ankle. 08:05 3- Number three on the list is George Gervin. "You coukd never ruffle him...you cant get him out of his game" 09:02 2- Andrew Toney, a different type of player with a weird shot, but he was a "hard baller" 09:34 1- Larry Bird tops the list of best offensive players "simply because you can never rest when you are on the floor with him." 10:02 Ari - "What was your approach against him (Bird) defensively?" 10:37 Coop had a better chance defending Bird if the ball was on the floor. 10:57-12:20 Bet Online Ad read 13:41 Coop starts his list of unsung heroes with Pete Maravitch, and says that he was the Steph Curry of his generation, without the speed. 14:31 Second unsung hero is "Tiny" Nate Archibald. "Picture Alan Iverson as a lefty." 15:33 Third on the list is Marques Johnson, an LA hero. The first great 6' 9" that could do it all. 16:21 Fourth on the list is Jo Jo White, a unique player who played with his hands. 17:27 Fifth on the list of unsung heroes is Derek Fisher. A lefty who played for the team with a big shot. 18:38 Ari does not believe that Coop and Fisher are similar players, but they do have some similarities. 19:14 Last on the list of unsung heroes is Kurt Rambis, a very good scorer, but he was always looking to do the right thing with the ball. Listen and Subscribe to the Showtime Lakers Podcast with Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and the CLNS Media Network mobile app.