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'The Truth Podcast' - EP3 - Cynthia Cooper & Chasity Melvin
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Episode 3 of 'The Truth Podcast' is our 'Women's Appreciation' Episode! How could we not have two amazing, former WNBA players on the show?! First, a sit down with 2010 Hall of Famer and one of the most accomplished players in basketball history, Cynthia Cooper! Then, we spoke to NC State legend, former WNBA All-Star, and current assistant coach with the Phoenix Mercury.
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We got Cynthia “Raise the Roof” Cooper in the building ladies and gents! Question: Who was the first person to bust her ass in the WNBA? Answer: NOBODY. Coop takes us back to her childhood, and how Lynette Woodard – the first female Harlem Globetrotter – was the female basketball player she looked up to. She talks about the dynamic duo she and Cheryl Miller formed at USC, the decade she spent dominating the basketball scene in Italy, and how she spoiled herself with some fine Italian leather goods while she was there. Luckily, she came back to represent the USA and win some gold, and then stuck around to play in the first ever WNBA season. She speaks about her elite Houston Comets team — you know, that one with Coop, Tina Thompson AND Sheryl Swoopes. Yeesh. How they won four — that’s back to back to back to back! — championships. Coop breaks down why she is absolutely made to be a coach in the NBA, and there’s just no disagreeing. Straight facts. Settle in and get ready for this episode. The first woman to be inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame, Cynthia Cooper is a legend of the game. Period.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today on The Neil Haley Show, Neil Haley will interview WNBA Legend Cynthia Cooper.This historic battle of the sexes game is part of the upcoming "The 5 Tournament Pro Basketball Invitational," taking place in Vegas from July 19th to 29th and stirs old NBA rivalries via iconic matchups like the Bulls vs. Knicks and the Heat vs Spurs. Also available to interview are former NBA legends like Joe Johnson, Nate Robinson, Mike Bibby and Mario Chalmers and will also include legendary star analysts Tim Hardaway and Matt Barnes (See full lineup below).The women's team is rich with exceptional talent and will go 5 on 5 against an NBA Roster with no handicap, they include:Imani McGee-Stafford- 6'7" 25 yrs. U of Texas /2x All Big 12 /WNBA All Rookie/ Javale plays for LakersVicki Baugh- 6'4" 31 yrs. National Champion with TennesseeJordan Hooper- 6'2" 28 yrs. Nebraska 2000 pts 1000 Reb in college/B1G 10 Player of YearKaela Davis- 6'2" 25 yrs. Nat'l Champion w/South Carolina/ Dad Antonio is former NBA all-starDanielle Adams- 6'1" 31 yrs. National Champion with Texas A&MShae Kelley- 6'1" 28 yrs. Minnesota University / WNBA Champion 2015Crystal Bradford- 6'0" 26 yrs. Central Michigan All Time in PTS/REB/STL / #7 Overall WNBA DraftTiffany Hayes- 5'10" 30 yrs. 2x National Champion with UCONN/ All WNBA 2018Loryn Goodwin- 5'10" 26 yrs. OKSt Honorable mention All-American / Brother TJ is starting QB at UTEP/ Cousin Marquise is Eagles WR. Video of Loryn beating her brother at football has garnered over 1 million views on Social Media.
Cynthia Cooper Coaches The Lady Hoopers in the Battle of the Sexes Game at The 5 Tournament Pro B-Ball Invitational
If you decided to do an internet search for Cynthia Cooper, you might as well look up the word success because that's where you will find all you need to know about this woman. She is an Olympic Champion, a Four-time WNBA Champion, a Four-time WNBA Finals MVP, a Two-time WNBA MVP, had her No. 44 jersey retired by the Ladies of Troy at USC and is a Hall of Famer. On top of that, she's also a mother. Cooper will be the coach of The Lady Hoopers during The 5 Tournament Pro Basketball Invitational taking place from July 19 to July 29 at the Orleans in Las Vegas, NV. The Battle of the Sexes game takes place on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. The game will be five-on-five, full court and each quarter will be played for 8:46 in honor of the late George Floyd, who was murdered this past spring by a Minneapolis police officer. We caught up with Cynthia Cooper to talk about the The 5 Tournament Pro Basketball Invitational, how she and her family are remaining healthy throughout the pandemic and if we might see her come off the bench. Fans can purchase the games at FiteTV. Follow Cynthia Cooper on Instagram @coopbball14.
Ep. 11: Celebrating the Houston Comets -- with Cynthia Cooper and Van Chancellor
The Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast
The Houston Comets soared to four straight WNBA titles from 1997-2000. Led by the “Big 3” of Cynthia Cooper, Sheryl Swoopes, and Tina Thompson, the team captured the hearts of Houston sports fans and established a dynasty. Join two-time league MVP Cynthia Cooper, three-time WNBA Coach of the Year Van Chancellor, and Houston Chronicle writer William Stickney Jr. as they remember the Houston Comets’ euphoric title runs and the beginnings of the WNBA. Hear Cooper's inspiring championship stories and about Coach Chancellor’s winning offensive play that highlighted Cooper’s tremendous athletic ability and guided the team to four league championships. Cooper and Chancellor also share deeply about Kim Perrot, the Comets starting point guard who tragically lost her battle with cancer in the middle of her brilliant WNBA career. The WNBA fulfilled a dream for many athletes like Cooper who longed to play basketball professionally in front of their family and friends in the United States. Previously, American women needed to play in far away lands to play professional basketball after college. The legacy of the Houston Comets remains bright even after the team folded in 2008. Several current WNBA stars grew up in Houston and set their pro basketball dreams upon the Comets, inspired by the dynamic play of the Big 3, Kim Perrot, Janeth Arcain, and the other stars in the Comets galaxy. This episode of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast is presented by the Townplace Suites, Waco Northeast. The podcast is hosted and produced by Jackson Michael, author of The Game before the Money: Voices of the Men Who Built this NFL and writer/director of We Were the Oilers: The Luv Ya Blue Era!