34 minutes | Sep 25th 2020

What NBA Championship Teams Are Made Of | Showtime Lakers Podcast with Coop

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Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Michael Cooper Ep. 23 What NBA Champion Teams Are Made Of Great Organizations: Jerry Buss, Jerry West Pat Riley, Greg Popovich, RC Buford and What Made them winners. Michael Cooper shares his expertise on the ingredients to winning organizations. "AT" Ari Temkin weighs in with his experience working for ESPN San Antonio covering the Spurs championship runs.  Plus, of course Coop discusses the Lakers on the verge of another NBA Finals appears. LA's "weakness" coming into the playoffs was thought to be defense, but luckily they still have the NBA's best defensive player in LeBron James and they've shown very few weaknesses at all throughout the playoffs.  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! Masterclass.com/showtime for 15% of Masterclass! Learn Jazz from Herbie Hancock or ball handling from Steph Curry! 2:14 Going into the playoffs, Michael Cooper was worried about the Los Angeles Lakers defense. Ari Temkin asks why Michael Cooper thinks the Lakers defense has not been a huge factor in this series against the Denver Nuggets. 7:59 This is the first time that Michael Cooper has been afraid of an opponent in the NBA playoffs, that team is the Miami Heat who will most likely beat the Boston Celtics. He, on the other hand, is relieved that this is not normal playoffs with 2 games home and 2 away etc. 10:17 MasterClass Ad Read 14:34 Michael Cooper begins to explain his ideas on what makes a good NBA Basketball organization. A good team starts at the very top of the organization and makes its way down. 18:26 Bet Online AD read 26:19 When bringing someone new to the team, you need player input. You cannot bring someone new into a team environment without hearing the current players thoughts on that person being brought in. 31:36 Michael Cooper: "You can't win with one style" 33:07 Michael Cooper: "All the way to that last guy with the mask on you gotta trust the process."   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.
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