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Michael Cooper BREAKS DOWN Getting Dunked on by Doctor Julius Erving

CLNS Media Sports Network
CLNS Media Sports Network
In the world of basketball, defense is just as important as offense. And when it comes to locking down the opposing team's top scorers, few players in NBA history can match the skills of 5x champion as a key member of the Showtime Lakers and 1987 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Michael Cooper.
In this video, Coop takes us on a deep dive into his top five defensive assignments. From guarding the likes of Larry Bird and Isiah Thomas, to shutting down George Gervin and Alex English, Cooper proved time and time again that he was one of the best defenders to ever step onto the court.
But what made Cooper so special? It wasn't just his quick hands or his ability to read the offense. It was his commitment to studying his opponents and understanding their tendencies. Cooper knew that defense was about more than just stopping a player from scoring - it was about disrupting their rhythm, throwing them off their game, and forcing them to make mistakes.
Throughout this video, he breaks down each of defensive assignment and provides insights into his techniques, strategies, and mindset. We'll see how he used his length and agility to frustrate top scorers in the 1980’s NBA.
So if you're ready to go inside the mind of an NBA defensive legend, join in and explore Michael Cooper's top five defensive assignments in NBA history. You won't be disappointed!

Doctor Julius Erving
Julius Erving, also known as "Dr. J," was an ABA and NBA champion. He was born on February 22, 1950, in Hempstead, New York. Erving played college hoops at the University of Massachusetts before joining the ABA in 1971. He played for the Virginia Squires and the New York Nets, where he gained fame for his acrobatic moves and flashy style of play. After the ABA merged with the NBA in 1976, Erving joined the Philadelphia 76ers, where he played for 11 seasons. He was a 16-time NBA All-Star, won the NBA MVP award in 1981, and led the 76ers to an championship in 1983. Erving retired in 1987 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993.