Meeting Michael Cooper

Former Laker Michael Cooper came to the Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin Liu. The Los Angeles Lakers great has been a regular patient of the practice for the past few years.

What was Coop doing at the office on Black Friday? He was checking out the discounted eyewear available at the office. As always, Coop enjoyed his time there and I’m sure he will be back in the near future.

Facts about Michael

  • 1978 NBA Draft.
  • 5x NBA Champion.
  • 5x All-Defensive First Team.
  • 2x WNBA Champion as coach.

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Meeting Kyle Kuzma

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma made an appearance at the Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin Liu. Kyle was there for a patient only meet and greet.

Kyle was a late first round pick but has been playing more like a top ten pick. He had a very productive summer league and NBA preseason. Kyle consistently showed signs why he may be the Lakers best player this season if given the opportunity to start.

I want to wish the rookie the best of luck in the upcoming NBA season.

Facts about Kyle

  • Full name is Kyle Alexander Kuzma.
  • Attended the University of Utah.
  • 2017 First team All-Pac-12.
  • 27th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft.

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Meeting Samaki Walker

Samaki Walker had an appointment at the Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin Liu for an eye exam. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because he won an NBA championship in 2002 while with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Samaki was very nice and friendly. He enjoyed his time at the office and after the exam, he picked out new eyewear and met with staff.

What is Samaki up to these days? He is currently running a coaching business and lives in the Valley.

Facts about  Samaki

  • Full name is Samaki Ijuma Walker.
  • Attended the University of Louisville.
  • Was the 9th overall pick of the 1996 NBA draft.
  • 2002 NBA champion.
  • Played for six different NBA teams.

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Meeting Pooh Richardson

p-richardson1Former NBA point guard Pooh Richardson visited the Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin Liu. Pooh had an appointment for an eye exam followed by him choosing new eyewear.

Pooh loved the variety of eyewear available at the office and didn’t have any trouble making a selection. Before leaving the office, he posed for photos and signed autographs for Dr. Liu and staff.

Pooh played his college ball at UCLA where he was a standout before heading to the NBA.

p-richardson p-richardson-sluFacts about Pooh 

  • Full name is Jerome Richardson.
  • Was given the nickname “Pooh” by his grandmother.
  • Attended UCLA from 1985 to 1989.
  • 3x All-Pac 10 first team.
  • Was the 10th overall pick in the 1989 NBA Draft.
  • Played for the Timberwolves, Pacers, and Los Angeles Clippers.

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Meeting Keith Closs

Keith Closs Former NBA Center Keith Closs had an appointment at the Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin Liu for an eye exam. Keith played briefly with the Los Angeles Clippers in the late 1990’s.

During the visit he told us many stories from his time with the Clippers.

Facts about Keith

  • Full name is Keith Mitchell Closs, Jr.
  • Attended Central Connecticut State.
  • Played for the Los Angeles Clippers from 1997-2000.

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