What Are the Showtime Lakers Up To Today?
The Los Angeles Lakers were THE team of the 1980s. In total, they won five championships and along the way, they changed how the game was played. Many of the team's members went on to other careers in basketball, while others changed careers all together.
Here's a look at what some notable members of the Showtime Lakers are up to today:
Scott has had four separate head coaching stints since his playing days ended, but he's currently out of the NBA and working as a studio analyst.
Worthy also works as a studio analyst. He's currently employed by Time Warner Cable SportsNet and does pre and post game shows for Laker games. Big Game James is also CEO of Worthy Enterprises and dedicates lots of his time to non-profit organizations.
Coop is currently the head coach of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream.
Rambis has been in and out of coaching in his post-playing days. He also spent a period of time working for ESPN, but was re-hired by the Lakers as an assistant before the 2013 season.
Green became a business man after hanging up his sneakers. He's one of the co-founders of myWinningFactor, 'a network marketing company that distributes placebo pain relief discs.' (wikipedia)
Abdul-Jabbar works as a cultural ambassador for the United States, a position appointed to him by Hilary Clinton.
The Magic Man has gone on to become one of the great athlete-businessmen in the US. He's an owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and once owned 125 Starbucks stores.
Riles has been unable to give up basketball, which is a good thing for the sport. The city of Miami can thank him for bringing LeBron James to town and for the three championship banners hanging at American Airlines Arena.