Mickey Cooper Shot Dead, Ex-Lakers Star Michael Cooper’s Brother
Tragic Loss: Mickey Cooper, Brother of Ex-Lakers Star Michael Cooper, Shot and Killed
The brother of retired Los Angeles Lakers star Michael Cooper, Mickey Cooper, was tragically shot and killed in a local L.A. park. The incident is under investigation, and no arrests have been made. Michael Cooper reflects on the heartbreaking loss.
In a devastating turn of events, Mickey Cooper, the brother of retired Los Angeles Lakers star Michael Cooper, was tragically shot and killed over the weekend at a local park in Los Angeles. The incident occurred on Washington Boulevard around 4 AM early Saturday morning, where 64-year-old Mickey was found unresponsive with gunshot wounds.
The Pasadena police responded to the scene and are actively investigating the shooting. As of now, law enforcement has not commented on the motive behind the tragic incident, and no arrests have been made.
Adding to the heartbreak, Michael Cooper revealed that he and Mickey grew up playing basketball on the very court where his brother was fatally shot. The 67-year-old Michael Cooper was a key player for the Showtime Lakers during the 1980s, contributing to the team’s five championships alongside basketball legends Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Michael Cooper’s accomplishments extend beyond the championship rings, as he was widely recognized as one of the most accomplished defensive players in the NBA. He earned a place on eight All-NBA Defensive teams and secured the league’s Defensive Player of the Year award in 1987.
The entire basketball community and fans are in shock over the tragic loss of Mickey Cooper, and the investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death continues. The Cooper family, friends, and fans are left mourning the untimely passing of a beloved member of the basketball community. As the story develops, further details may emerge to shed light on this heartbreaking incident.