Before becoming a first-team All Western Athletic Conference pick, Michael Cooper was a starring guard for Pasadena City College. His stellar play earned him an offer to transfer to New Mexico, where we would star for the Lobos. His college play earned him a shot with the Lakers in the 1978, but people didn’t expect much out of him. Instead, the saw the tall, rail-thin Cooper as someone who couldn’t make it in the league. But Cooper found his niche. Within the first year of the league, Cooper became a defensive specialist, a label that stuck with him throughout his 12 years in the League.
Every Michael Cooper appearance in the NBA took place with the Los Angeles Lakers. There, Cooper teamed with Kareem Adful-Jabbar and Magic Johnson to help the “Showtime Lakers” to five NBA Titles in 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, and 1988.
**Michael Cooper Speaker**
In addition to playing in the NBA, a Michael Cooper speaker topic might also include his time playing professional basketball in Italy where the former NBA swingman starred for Pallacanestro Virtus Roma, averaging. 15.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.9 steals, 1.8 assists, and 0.3 blocks per game.
**Michael Cooper Appearance**
There was a Michael Cooper appearance on eight NBA All Defensive Teams, including five First Team appearance. In addition, in 1987, Cooper earned NBA Defensive Player of the Year honors en route to his fourth NBA Title.
**Michael Cooper Endorsement**
In addition to having a stellar NBA career, a Michael Cooper endorsement also brings two WNBA championships thanks to his successful stint as head coach of the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks.
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