[post_page_title]14. Michael Cooper[/post_page_title]
When talking about the showtime Lakers, everyone loves to talk about the flashy passes, the Kareem skyhook, and everything fun that happened under the sun of the Great Western Forum. But in order to win championships, one must play defense – and Cooper was the Lakers ace in the hole. A four-time All Defensive First Team and a winner of the Defensive Player of Year, “Coop” was crucial to the Lakers success against powerful offensive attacks. Oh, and he also was a stellar shooter on the offensive end as well.
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