47 minutes | Aug 26th 2020

The Hollywood Side of Showtime | Roger Lodge | Showtime Podcast with Coop

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Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Michael Cooper

Ep. 19 The Hollywood Side of Showtime 

Guest: Roger Lodge: TV game show and sports radio host, actor, radio personality, writer and producer. Lodge's acting credits include appearances on the ABC sitcom Full House, CBS's Yes, Dear, and UPN's The Parkers.

Michael Cooper: @ShowtimeCooper

Ari Temkin: @arisports

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Michael Cooper is joined by his friend Roger Lodge, actor and sports talk radio host to discuss the Showtime era Lakers, the Forum Club, his greatest memories of watching the Lakers in LA and what always stood out to Lodge about sports and what makes sports so transcendent. 



How is it possible that Michael Cooper is not in the HOF? Roger Lodge makes the case for Coop to be in Springfield, Massachusets, in the Pro Basketball Hall-Of-Fame.


Let’s do some Coop Math with Michael Cooper.


A little history on Roger Lodge, growing up as a star basketball guard at Cerritos High School where he was teammates with Ben Howland, and also his time playing college basketball at tiny Whittier College. 


The crazy story when Roger Lode wasn’t wearing pants when Whittier College played in Athens, Georgia against a guy named Dominique Wilkins and the Georgia Bulldogs.


Roger’s experience in the NBA All-Star 3-point shootout and how it differed from Coop’s experience in the same competition.


The important lessons that you learn through basketball and why sports and competition are really important lessons to instill in young people.


Coop’s 5 D’s: Determination, Dedication, Desire, Disciple and Decision Making


How Roger Lodge got to host the dating game show Blind Date.


Roger Lodge hosts the Michael Cooper blind date with Ari Temkin.


Memories of the Great Western Forum and the Showtime Lakers for Roger and his friend actor John Stamos.


Memories of the famed Forum Club.


Better Forum duo: Magic and Kareem or Kobe and Shaq?


Better Forum coach: Phil Jackson or Pat Riley?


Coop with anecdotes and the subsequent lessons he learned in playing for Pat Riley.


Was Coop’s 1985 championship for the Lakers over the Celtics the highlight of his Lakers career?


Coop’s lightning round:

Dick ClarkChick HearnDick EnbergDr. Jerry BussKobe Bryant


Angels or Dodgers this year? What does Roger think about Major League Baseball in southern California. MLB players and NBA players are doing an unbelievable job for the sake of sports and entertainment, b/c of how much this has removed them from their families and the risk of getting COVID-19.


Lakers or Clippers: Who will win it all?

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