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Minneapolis & Los Angeles Lakers – Player Statistics & Bio

MICHAEL COOPER
Position: Guard/Forward
Born: April 15, 1956
Height: 6’7″
Weight: 170 lbs.
School: New Mexico, 1978
Uniform #: 21

5x NBA Champion
Michael Cooper

REGULAR SEASON AVERAGES   /   Stat Abbreviations
Season G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% ORB DRB TRB APG SPG BPG TOV PF PPG
1978-1979 3 2.3 .500   .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .33 .00 .33 .33 2.0
1979-1980 81 24.4 .524 .250 .776 1.2 1.6 2.8 2.7 1.06 .47 1.75 2.65 8.9
1980-1981 81 32.4 .491 .211 .785 1.5 2.7 4.1 4.1 1.64 .96 2.02 3.07 9.4
1981-1982 76 14 28.9 .517 .118 .813 1.1 2.4 3.5 3.0 1.58 .80 1.99 2.84 11.9
1982-1983 82 3 26.2 .535 .238 .785 1.0 2.3 3.3 3.8 1.40 .61 1.56 2.54 7.8
1983-1984 82 9 29.1 .497 .314 .838 .6 2.5 3.2 5.9 1.38 .82 1.80 3.26 9.0
1984-1985 82 20 26.7 .465 .285 .865 .7 2.4 3.1 5.2 1.13 .60 1.90 2.54 8.6
1985-1986 82 15 27.7 .452 .387 .865 .5 2.4 3.0 5.7 1.09 .52 1.84 2.90 9.2
1986-1987 82 2 27.5 .438 .385 .851 .7 2.4 3.1 4.5 .95 .52 1.24 2.43 10.5
1987-1988 61 8 29.4 .392 .320 .858 .8 2.9 3.7 4.7 1.08 .43 1.66 2.23 8.7
1988-1989 80 13 24.3 .431 .381 .871 .4 2.0 2.4 3.9 .90 .40 1.18 2.33 7.3
1989-1990 80 10 23.1 .387 .318 .883 .7 2.1 2.8 2.7 .84 .45 1.14 2.58 6.4
Averages   94 27.1 .469 .340 .833 .8 2.3 3.2 4.2 1.18 .60 1.64 2.67 8.9
REGULAR SEASON TOTALS   /   Stat Abbreviations
Season G MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1978-1979 3 7 3 6     0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 6
1979-1980 81 1,973 303 578 5 20 111 143 101 128 229 221 86 38 142 215 722
1980-1981 81 2,625 321 654 4 19 117 149 121 215 336 332 133 78 164 249 763
1981-1982 76 2,197 383 741 2 17 139 171 84 185 269 230 120 61 151 216 907
1982-1983 82 2,148 266 497 5 21 102 130 82 192 274 315 115 50 128 208 639
1983-1984 82 2,387 273 549 38 121 155 185 53 209 262 482 113 67 148 267 739
1984-1985 82 2,189 276 593 35 123 115 133 56 199 255 429 93 49 156 208 702
1985-1986 82 2,269 274 606 63 163 147 170 44 200 244 466 89 43 151 238 758
1986-1987 82 2,253 322 736 89 231 126 148 58 196 254 373 78 43 102 199 859
1987-1988 61 1,793 189 482 57 178 97 113 50 178 228 289 66 26 101 136 532
1988-1989 80 1,943 213 494 80 210 81 93 33 158 191 314 72 32 94 186 587
1989-1990 80 1,851 191 493 50 157 83 94 59 168 227 215 67 36 91 206 515
Totals 872 23,635 3,014 6,429 428 1,260 1,273 1,529 741 2,028 2,769 3,666 1,033 523 1,429 2,329 7,729
PLAYOFF AVERAGES
Season G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% ORB DRB TRB APG SPG BPG TOV PF PPG
1979-1980 16 29.0 .407 .000 .861 1.8 1.9 3.7 3.6 1.50 .69 1.81 3.38 9.1
1980-1981 3 34.0 .550 .000 .714 .7 2.7 3.3 2.3 2.00 .00 2.33 2.33 10.7
1981-1982 14 27.4 .565 .500 .735 1.4 3.0 4.4 4.4 1.71 .79 2.07 3.36 11.9
1982-1983 15 30.2 .465 .143 .829 .8 3.1 3.9 .3 1.73 .40 1.53 3.60 9.4
1983-1984 21 34.4 .461 .333 .806 1.0 3.0 3.9 5.7 1.14 .95 1.38 3.81 11.3
1984-1985 19 0 26.4 .563 .308 .923 .6 3.4 4.0 4.9 1.11 .47 1.89 2.42 10.4
1985-1986 14 0 30.1 .470 .463 .818 1.1 2.1 3.3 4.9 1.29 .29 1.50 1.71 9.7
1986-1987 18 0 29.0 .484 .486 .852 .4 2.8 3.3 5.0 1.39 .78 2.06 2.56 13.0
1987-1988 24 0 24.5 .412 .403 .741 .6 1.8 2.4 2.8 .79 .38 .88 2.38 6.4
1988-1989 15 4 27.6 .416 .382 .833 .6 2.1 2.7 4.7 .60 .53 1.13 2.53 7.7
1989-1990 9 0 19.2 .286 .250 .000 1.2 1.4 2.7 2.8 .78 .44 .78 2.33 2.6
Averages   4 28.2 .468 .392 .825 .9 2.5 3.4 3.9 1.21 .57 1.52 2.82 9.4
PLAYOFF TOTALS
Season G MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1979-1980 16 464 57 140 0 2 31 36 28 31 59 58 24 11 29 54 145
1980-1981 3 102 11 20 0 3 10 14 2 8 10 7 6 0 7 7 32
1981-1982 14 383 70 124 1 2 25 34 19 42 61 62 24 11 29 47 166
1982-1983 15 453 53 114 1 7 34 41 12 47 59 4 26 6 23 54 141
1983-1984 21 723 88 191 12 36 50 62 20 62 82 119 24 20 29 80 238
1984-1985 19 501 71 126 8 26 48 52 12 64 76 93 21 9 36 46 198
1985-1986 14 421 54 115 19 41 9 11 16 30 46 68 18 4 21 24 136
1986-1987 18 522 77 159 34 70 46 54 8 51 59 90 25 14 37 46 234
1987-1988 24 588 54 131 25 62 20 27 15 43 58 66 19 9 21 57 153
1988-1989 15 414 37 89 21 55 20 24 9 31 40 71 9 8 17 38 115
1989-1990 9 173 10 35 3 12 0 0 11 13 24 25 7 4 7 21 23
Totals 168 4,744 582 1,244 124 316 293 355 152 422 574 663 203 96 256 474 1,581
GAME APPEARANCES
Michael played in 872 out of a possible 984 regular season games. (88.6%)
Michael played in 168 out of a possible 168 playoff games. (100%)
Michael’s Honors And Awards (As A Laker)
NBA Champion (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988)
Defensive Player of the Year (1987)
1st Team All-NBA Defense (1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988)
2nd Team All-NBA Defense (1981, 1983, 1986)
Other Lakers To Wear Michael’s Number
#21 Slick Leonard, Bobby Smith, Jim King, Archie Clark, Johnny Egan, Flynn Robinson, Walt Wesley, Mack Calvin, Cliff Meely, Johnny Neumann, Ruben Patterson, Kareem Rush, Ronny Turiaf, Josh Powell, Chris Duhon, Ed Davis, Travis Wear, Zach Norvell Jr.

Numbers in
red indicate league leader.

If a player was selected to an All-Star Game, but didn’t play, a blank row will show under that season.

All honors listed are only from player’s career with the Lakers.

Total Rebounds were not officially tracked until 1950-1951 season.
Minutes were not officially tracked until 1951-1952 season.
Offensive and Defensive Rebounds, Steals, and Blocks were not officially tracked until 1973-1974 season.
Turnovers were not officially tracked until 1977-1978 season.
3-Point Field Goals instituted for 1979-1980 season.

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