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Michael Cooper previews the Lakers' 2010-2011 season

September 21, 2010 |  8:30 am

For a fanbase that loves debates, you're in for a real treat. The preseason question of the day has served as a great springboard to get you ready for the season, and to get you talking. But when I talked with former Laker (and current USC women's basketball coach/ABC7 Lakers analyst) Michael Cooper, he touched on a few topics that will surely get the Lakerholics rolling.

Among the highlights:

--Whether Lakers center Andrew Bynum will manage to stay healthy this season.

--What challenges he remembers during the 1988-89 season after winning two consecutive titles, and whether there's anything the current Lakers can learn from that.

--What it means for Kobe Bryant's legacy now that he won a ring against Boston.

--What he likes about how Ron Artest and Matt Barnes play defense, ringing praise considering Cooper won the following honors: NBA defensive player of the year (1987), five-time All-NBA defensive first team (1982, 1984-85, 1987-88) and three-time All-NBA defensive second team (1980, 1983, 1986).

--Who he thinks is the Lakers' all-time greatest player

--Mark Medina

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