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On this episode of Showtime With Coop sponsored by betonline.ag, Michael Cooper and Ari Temkin welcome someone who, alongside Jamaal Wilkes and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, helped Coop become a Pro ball player, Norm Nixon. Coop, Ari and Norm discuss Norm being a multi sport student athlete, Norm being drafted to the Lakers after thinking he would end up on the Celtics, being a part of a great saga of Lakers teams, Norm getting traded from the Lakers, and more.
Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Michael Cooper
Guest: Norm Nixon
Norm Nixons influence on Coop. What would have happened if Coop, Norm, and Magic played together?
Norm's high school career including track, football, and of course basketball.
How did Norm end up at Duquesne and why did he give up football?
Being a student athlete.
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Being drafted by the Lakers when he thought he was going to Boston.
1980 season of kicking Super Sonics ass eventually winning the NBA Championship.
Being a part of the changing of the Lakers organization.
What was the best Lakers team Norm was a part of in his opinion?
Cops lightning round.
Getting traded by the Lakers.
When did Norm know it was time to retire and is he happy in retirement?
Norm's wife, Debbie Allen and the Kennedy Center Honors.
Thoughts on the Current LA Lakers and LA Clippers.
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