Top Ten Lakers Draft Picks

5. Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 60th pick in the 1978 NBA Draft.  Cooper spent his entire 12-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, and he quickly became a fan-favorite in the Forum.

Cooper played during the Showtime era with Magic Johnson and Kareem Adbul-Jabbar, and he won five NBA titles.  In the 1986-1987 season, Cooper was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year, the only player to win the award in Lakers’ history. At the end of his career, Cooper averaged 11.8 ppg, 5.6 apg and 4.2 rpg.


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