40 minutes | Jul 27th 2020

Lakers Stories, the '84 season and '85 title and Importance of coaches | Showtime with Coop Podcast

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Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Michael Cooper Ep. 15 Lakers Stories, the '84 season and '85 title and Importance of coaches  Guest: Bob McAdoo   Twitter: @ShowtimeCooper Ari Temkin: @arisports Powered by Masterclass Coop and Bob McAdoo talk about the Showtime Lakers and particularly the 1984 season and how that loss led them to their triumphant championship over the Lakers in 1985. Plus, McAdoo and Michael Cooper argue about the importance of coaching in the NBA. 00:25 - 2:00 Covid is really getting bad in California and Florida where Cooper and Bob McAdoo are located.   Bob McAdoo: “They said 97% of the people in Italy wore masks.”   2:05 - 2:50 Coop sings and talks basketball and the bubble.   2:57 - 3:30 What Coop sees in the Lakers and what the addition of Dion Waiters means for the roster.    3:40 - 4:30 What Bob McAdoo sees in the Miami and the landscape of the Eastern Conference? Do the Heat have a shot?   5:05 - 6:20What is different or noticeable watching about these exhibition games in the bubble?   Coop: “It looks like those NBA 2k video games.”   6:38 - 7:00 Who is the best team in the Eastern Conference?   7:40 - 840  Experience tends to matter during the NBA playoffs, but will that be different based on circumstances this year in the NBA bubble?   Cooper: “Situations will benefit the veterans or those players that can handle the pressure.”    10:54 - 12:14 How important is coaching for team success in the NBA? How important is Frank Vogel to the Lakers success?   Coop:: “I think coaching is overrated.”   12:20 - 13:00 The importance of luck in winning in the playoffs. Bob McAdoo reminisces on the 1984 loss to the Celtics and the bad luck of injuries that derailed that season for the Lakers.   13:20 - 14:00   Why McAdoo thinks coaching is overrated. Coop defends his former profession as he won two championships as head coach of the Sparx and a D-League championship as well.   14:08 - 16:50 Coop on a coach that contradicts McAdoo’s claim about coaches being overrated in San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.   17:53 - 18:40  Coop on a great example of a team with bad coaching and wasted talent and the Houston Rockets.   18:53 - 19:55 Would the Rockets have won a title with Gregg Popovich as their coach?   20:37 - 22:00 When the Philadelphia 76ers swept the Lakers in the NBA championship.The role of luck and bad luck in winning or not winning championships.   22:03 - 23:20 McAdoo and the best part of the Showtime Lakers.    McAdoo: “we only had one player that could only play one position.” 23:27 - 24:19 What was different about the 1985 Lakers and what they learned in their loss in 1984 to the Boston Celtics.   Coop: “After 1984, we came back with a vengeance in 85.”   24:32 - 25:55 McAdoo on the importance of coaching and Dean Smith with the North Carolina Tarheels.   McAdoo: “When he died, he sent every letterman a check for $200.”   26:00 - 28:50 How important is ego in the NBA and the ability for coaches to properly manage egos in the locker room.   29:00 - 31:10 Lightning Round   Xavier McDaniels Stokley Carmichael Tom Chambers Maurice Lucas 31:28 - 32:10 Could these guys guard McAdoo? Bobby Gross Joe Barry Carroll   32:16 - 35:49 Best memories about the1985 championship series with the Boston Celtics. What the psyche of losing continually as an organization with the Lakers and the Celtics and all of the pressure of so many Lakers teams that lost the title series to the Lakers.   35:53 - 36:40 The memory of losing in Boston in 1984 and the Lakers getting crushed on the floor at the Boston Garden. The memories of playing in the Boston Garden and the fans that were brutal.   36:44 - 39:01 Lasting memories for Coop and McAdoo and the Lakers winning the championship in 1985 against the Celtics.   39:05 Memories from back in the day with the Lakers and Celtics and the BS shenanigans they pulled to try to gain a competitive edge. Powered by Masterclass Showtime with Coop Podcast on CLNS Media
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