"Coooooooop," he'd chant, then start raising the roof. (It was the mid-'90s, after all).
Like any kid playing basketball, JaVale McGee imitated his idols when messing around on the court. He'd knock down a deep shot and celebrate just as he'd seen the pros do.
But there was no "Coop" in the NBA in those days.
McGee was mimicking Cynthia Cooper, his mom's teammate in Europe and a future WNBA star.
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