I had a blast covering The BIG3 in Detroit last weekend. Even though I’ve already posted a bunch of video clips on Twitter and a couple of videos on YouTube, I wanted to dig a little deeper and get more content out. I thought a great way to get all of my coverage out would be a VLOG on YouTube and a Podcast.

Some of the topics in this VLOG include:

* Ice Cube and BIG3 players made an impact on the city of Detroit off of the court (0:52)
* Gary Payton explains his coaching style and why he needs players who are okay with his fiery personality (2:33)
* Players explain why the chance for camaraderie with former NBA players is a big reason why they love being part of this league (4:17)
* Gary Payton on rivalries forming in the BIG3 and Nate Robinson getting kicked out of the game (8:37)
* Al Harrington on teams fighting through injuries to key players and Trilogy enjoying success from an inside-out style of play (TIME)
* Reggie Evans talks about building a team culture (11:45)
* Jason Maxiell and Michael Cooper complain that the NBA has turned more into a finesse game (14:35)
* Big Baby hitting 3’s now (17:00)
* Nancy Lieberman explains the process for selecting teams in the BIG3 (17:33)

If you don’t want to watch a 20-minute video, you can also download the Podcast version by clicking on one of the links below.

SoundCloud | iTunes | Stitcher

Written by Ryan McNeill

I've appeared on ESPN Radio, MTV Canada, SiriusXM, The Fan 590 and other radio programs and TV shows. I've been blessed to have covered the NBA with media credentials since the 2007-08 season and NCAA Football since the 2015 season.