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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

GREATEST NBA PLAYER EVER

... Says Michael Cooper

2/25/2014 8:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

022514_michael_cooper_launch_v2It's not LeBron ... it's not Jordan ... not Magic, Bird or Shaq -- the greatest NBA player of all time is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... so says ex-NBA star Michael Cooper.

The Coop -- who just took the head coaching gig with the WNBA's Atlanta Dream -- was at LAX yesterday when we asked him to name the best pound-for-pound baller in the history of the league.

"I have to go with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar," Cooper said ... "He had the most unstoppable shot."

Cooper would know ... he played with Kareem for years during his stint with the Lakers.

One more thing -- Cooper also gave props to ex-teammate Magic Johnson for saving the entire WNBA.

Lakers -- they stick together.

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RobbieG    

I make 7.3 Million dollars per minute reading tmz.com! Yay for me

204 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

Why?? Are you just going to go around and ask random players that question? Prize winning journalism there

204 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

You claim to be doing sports and no story on RAy Felton being arrested for pulling a gun on his wife who is divorcing him? You guys are soooo lazy. Instead we get this?

204 days ago
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cheytac7    

Finally someone with perspective!

204 days ago
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Robert    

The most unstoppable shot in basketball was the jump hook shot by the most unforgettable player in NBA whose name is Billy McGill. He created the shot. The number 1 draft choice in 1962 and potentially one of the greatest players of all time. Still holds the scoring record in college ball. Played at Utah and averaged 38 points a game. His career never was what it should have been because of a devastating knee injury in high school. In spite of the injury, he did more on one good leg than most anyone else ever did. He's a great story. Google him.

204 days ago
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JuanRambo    

Michael Jordan is the greatest...

204 days ago
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Chris    

Cooper is dead wrong. The greatest was Roger Murdock, who was also a pilot during the off season. Google it.

204 days ago
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Eddie    

Kareem wasn't the greatest player on his own team. Magic says Jordan was the greatest and so do I.

204 days ago
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DirkDiggler    

Everyone has an opinion. Coop played the game at the highest level. Nobody can discount his take on this.

204 days ago
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pj    

Damn man dye that beard. You look like a nightmare.

204 days ago
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I'm a lawyer!!    

My ex wife is selling her dildoe collection..serious inquiries only!!!

204 days ago

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