Michael Cooper says “(Bleep) UCLA”

So says the Los Angeles Daily News.

This, after he lead his coaching staff to the UCLA bench prior to Sunday’s game and laid a hug on every coach. (His staff followed suit).

“Eff UCLA” goes beyond trash talking and rivalry. That’s just unprofessional.


  1. That is just disgusting… UCLA's Nikki Caldwell would NEVER be that unprofessional. COOPER SHOULD BE FIRED FOR THAT! Any other college would likely do something about it. It is one thing to install confidence in your players another do something like that. That makes USC look horrible. That is for any coach… Just wrong….. Garrett won't take action though so Cooper will get away with it.

  2. Wow. To say that at a press conference proves how unprofessional he is. But did you read in the article where Garrett threatened to throw the UCLA band out? I think the heat's getting to be too much for him.

    On another note, he and Caldwell are good friends but I could never imagine her coming close to this kind of behavior.

  3. Coop is a jacka$$. Yes his team won the game overall. But they did not beat UCLA – UCLA beat UCLA. To make such an unprofessional statement just shows his lack of class. But to top it off with the AD threatening to kick Bruin fans out because they were on their feet cheering, tells me that SC is just a classless act as a whole.
    Whatever…. GO BRUINS… Payback will be sweet.

  4. 1. Garrett is a piece of work.

    2. I wonder what Caldwell thinks of this?

    3. Kailapea, nice observation: UCLA beat themselves.

    4. I can't think of any other NCAA coach that has said "eff" another team.

  5. any fan who's watched cooper's antics while in the wnba shouldn't be surprised.

    mike garrett is a coward.

    nikki is a class act and i'm sure she'll keep her own counsel in this matter.