What? All right, What's going on? Everybody Anthony here from Unwrap Sports bring you another extreme on this sunny Saturday in Atlanta.
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Looks like we're getting about one a day, and that train continued yesterday.
So we learned about Big Blacks captain here recently.
Now they have their captains in place with Josh Smith will bind them and then the newly added Marie States and now power strikes back and they have their three captains in places.
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The second part of it I wantto discuss before getting into power.
I just want to say big Congratulations to Mahmoud Abdul Rove, who is a part of the three headed monsters in the Big Three, is the oldest player in the league and is being honored as his jerseys being retired day L s u is forever immortalized.
He's a wizard of the Big Three, still getting bucket that over at 50 years old, he might be 51.
I'm not sure, but continues to be an incredible, incredible player as he continues to you just progress throughout his life.
And you know, we know what he could D'oh! You know, between college we know what he could do in the n b A.
We knew what type of where he was.
We knew what he stood for.
We knew, you know, all the adversity he face.
And he continues to just continues.
You're just carrying on and doing it his way.
You know, Obviously it's it's worked out for him.
Still, like I said it, like 50 51 years old, still balling here in the Big Three and has just impacted the world in so many different ways.
A big shout out to my mood of dual Rove highly well deserved from his jersey to be retired.
And, yeah, I guess maybe a big day for Ellis.
She Tiger fans is low in the basketball round.
You know him Just being able to put up bigtime numbers.
You know, maybe we'll see that today from somebody on L s U.
But just wanted to get that and first before we talk a little bit about power, too.
Obviously made some big move yesterday.
I'll say one in particular, and the rest kind of was part of the domino effect there.
But so, like I said, we found out about big black power makes their first move and trying to get this team back to the championship like they had in 2018.
We know that Cory McGeady, their previous captain, retired after three years in the Big Three, and we knew that would never have to add somebody.
Now it seemed pretty likely or obvious that we knew he was gonna be promoted the Cats from here and Cuttino Mobley, and that was officially confirmed yesterday.
Cuttino Mobley will be promoted to captain for power.
It's just, I think it just made sense with Big Baby returning on alongside him as a co captain.
That means there's one more co captain spot left, and Power decided to go the route of adding Royce White as their co captain.
Now let's let's talk about Royce whites.
The Big Three, Obviously the first overall pick last year, enemies took him with the first overall pick was started the season off on the bench, but then it being a starter and obviously a big in time impact player for them, whether it be scoring, rebounding, facilitating, we know, he just he just literally a point forward and continue continue to make like, great passive score down in the block, really aware of everything that's going on and make plays.
He's always affecting the game in some capacity.
And he did that for enemies last year, Not enemies.
Got off to a really good start and really fell off there toward the for the end of the year.
There, the tail end.
But Royce, Why? I think overall had a good season despite the first game.
You know what got into, uh, a little bit of, Ah, skirmish there with Josh.
Met the Big Black to start the season, but from there I mean, really made huge plays throughout the year.
I wantto kind of reflect on one of the games.
He had four enemies.
That really impressed me where we really got to see and showcase him being a score, him being a facilitator of four general but also being able to read down the fan.
I had a really the game against Go followers last year.
I don't think this is actually the game where he put up some crazy staff.
Remember, they only played a 50 and you know, you know, So you eliminated in terms of like, how how big your stat line is, I mean, like, fractions will bind.
I'm putting up 33.
Last year was a record and obvious.
That's amazing, putting up 33 of the 50 points.
But just, you know, people who are watching MBA and Yusa.
Some statistics being hired if we have to put it in perspective of how the Big Three's operated.
And so I just want to go to this game real quick, like about Perfect.
This is week three, Week three.
I think this is the game where Royce White put up almost a triple double.
I mean, look at the statue right here.
This is This is against Ghost Ballers in their 51 35 win this tournament, two on one.
This was in Birmingham last year.
Roy's wife finished with eight points, 10 rebounds, tennis's and three blocks.
Those are absurd numbers.
Obviously, the assist number, I think, is the is the most ever in a Big three game, but then also put up 10 rebounds.
All I needed was two more points.
Obviously, Craig Smith had a really came and Royce like continue to find him throughout the day, but eight points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists and a game that goes to 50.
So now power is adding a versatile guy to their team alongside Cuttino Mobley.
It was like for at least the moment right now, there there truck trying to I guess they're trying to add a different element.
And I know like from their three captains of the past a kitty, No corner, McGeady.
Those were your two bigtime scores.
Those were your go to guy you were going to forget.
He's obviously huge loss, you know, a 20 18 EVP Big three champion.
And the second season there, he held the previous record before.
Well, we'll buy them.
Broke it last year and in terms of points scored in the game.
So now now McGeady's gone yet to fill that role.
It somehow and they didn't necessarily go with a guy.
You just a bucket.
And now he can be a bucket getter.
But he's just a guy who impacts a game on all different levels.
So maybe that's something They tried hard in the draft, but this I like this route a lot.
I think he's an interesting fit to the team.
He obviously got big baby down low.
Roy Royce White provides a lot of size.
You obviously have Pitino, who's coming off kind of injury plagued season after a very good start to the year.
So he's a guy he's gonna be able to find guys like Big Baby Cotino, whoever else they decided to add in the graft.
Rich comes back, I'm assuming they tryto try to get him back.
Chris Andersen obviously retired last year, so I'm assuming maybe they tryto tryto fill in terms of that.
Go with that bucket getter off the bench for them in the draft.
Somehow, I'm not sure exactly who they're gonna go for.
Obviously, we don't know all the prospects, but I think this is an intriguing one, and we talked about this a little bit on the podcast.
But, you know, essentially, you can pick your players if you promote them as a co captain.
Have you had that have that bacon T to try and fill? And so I think this is kind of what power did.
They didn't want him that he's obviously the number one pick last year and a good chance he probably could have been number one this year again.
So they wanted to go ahead and fill that role.
Take him away from enemies.
You know, obviously we don't know how the draft order will be because it varies so much.
So this is I think this is a good move for power.
They got the guy they wanted, brings something more entering the table.
And I think, obviously, honestly to from for Royce, why? I think he had enough opportunity necessarily for the enemy's.
A lot of guys on there who we're contributing to this.
Obviously, Craig Smith was a top three point score last year and points per game, and he was big time for him.
And then Gilbert Arenas was gonna end in out of the lineup.
He was kind of facing some lower extremity injuries throughout the year.
You know, Frank Robinson really came on the, added their bikes and had Peri Jones.
So just a lot of guys, I think, Royce, why it's going to get more of an opportunity here for power.
Just remark what, what? Whatever he might be doing.
Wow, it really struggled to get that one out, But whatever he might be doing, you know whether he's he's relied upon to score, whether he's relied upon to find open man to score.
Baskets are open.
Guys that score baskets, you know, I think he's just gonna have the ball in his hand a little bit more to kind of controlling affect the game here.
And I think it's I think it's a good move for power in order to get the guy they wanted to, and we'll see.
I mean, now we have two teams said They both look really good.
Like I mentioned Bynum, Josh Smith.
Most Bates and Power decided that they're not necessarily gonna go with somebody new to add to their co captain vacancy.
They went with a guy who they've seen play in the league last year.
Number one pick, obviously from 2019 and they went that route to fill the vacancy.
So we've seen two different routes taken by by two different teams.
That should certainly be in playoff contention this year.
You know, like I think I talked about this on the last train.
Big Wet was literally one game away.
They lost the whole Onley game that ball have won all year in the final game of the year.
They kind of blew that Warren, but that would have probably put them in the playoffs last year over three headed monsters.
Instead, open the door for three of the monsters to make their third straight playoff appearance so that they go the route of adding a guy like most Bates, you know, out use outside the Big Three round will be. Get it.
It'll be his first time flying this year, but I think he was.
I think he's a great fit for them and what they're trying to do and and now power counters with another move. Power.
All these counters with the great move.
They obviously are led by a great head coach and Nancy Lieberman, who we've seen win a championship.
We've seen what she can put together.
We saw what she did last year with some of the injuries she spaced.
They continue to strike that with more moves, encounter whatever the rest of the league is doing, and they did that again here today.
I don't think a lot of you were expecting necessarily Royce White to be a co captain this year.
I think it's out something that we put a lot of thought into you, at least from from Will And I have perspective on the podcast.
I don't think we talked about Royce White and what he could do or what team you could be joining this year.
So I think this is a good move for power.
They make another another outstanding move, another personal move that they, you know, they continue to be really kid up a CZ.
The league continues to progress and evolve.
So now we have big black and powers, Captain Step and we continue the way I hope we get some more big news today.
You know, obviously, with two guys being honored today, I do want to mention that Andre Emmett rest in piece of ham is also being honored today at Texas Tech.
And I think that's huge for Well, obviously we miss him a time, and we're gonna miss him this year in the league.
Or I assuming that the Big Three is gonna continue to honor him throughout the year if I find a way or I'll find a way but have some type of way of honoring throughout the season and so you know rest in peace of him.
I know his family's there.
I know it's really a hard day for them, but also d'oh, you know, a mortal eyes hand from from the Texas Tech community and what he was able to do.
They're his university of, you know, I think it's a big day for him, and I think it's really cool Texas seconds doing that and and his family's representing him.
So you know, that's that's a tough one, obviously, but also a rejuvenating one.
I think in a sense, so you know, I think from the Big three's perspective, I don't know.
You know, back to my point.
I don't know if the Big Three is necessarily gonna make a announcement today about another addict player or another Coke happen spot being filled just because we have two guys being honored today for different reasons, obviously, of Andre Emmett and then Mahmoud Outdoor, both being honored today in different ways.
Both the shed shed light of joy, obviously, but so I'd be a day off.
Maybe they come.
They come back around someday, but who knows? They might have something in store we have from now until May 15th of the 17 to know who the captains will be, Some of who the players will be in the draft combine.
Yeah, and then potentially.
So we'll get to know some of the candidates that are going to be in the open.
Try up, so that will be cool.
You know, there's gonna be a lot of days starting march now, so that gives us, what, 60 61? I guess I closer to 70 days to find out the rest of this.
I'm trying to think now how many vacancies we had.
We had seven year.
When thing was Marc Spears announced that Nate Robinson and Josh Smith will be, too.
Will be returning as captains and co captains, respectively.
So now we continue to said there were seven and now we continue to fill those roles in fronting.
We just got the team here, got three headed monster.
So I think they're pretty set.
Charlotte Freddie Evans by moved up to Elrod Roof.
They have their captain said three companies guard DerMarr and Drew Gooden.
They obviously have, ah, spot to fill with Baron Davis being the activated last season and looking like he's not gonna return of the Big Three aliens got Andre Owens.
You just have my baby is their head.
Coaches have Shannon Brown, and I believe Brand Rush got promoted the co captain.
But I could be wrong, but I thought that's what they did after perks that he wasn't coming.
He was originally supposed to be the co captain, but Andre Allen and Shannon Brown.
So maybe there's a spot there, so that's potentially too.
Ball off said. They're adding Kendrick Perkins.
I don't know if that's really still a thing, but scallop brainy Josh Childress and Shawn Stephenson of captains there now, barring any changes, I'm not sure if Josh Childress kind of face like a injury plagued season is well, actually didn't play a ton, but I wouldn't expect him to return to spend on the teams this year.
One would expect all those guys to be back there so that we know Big Black.
We know power enemies has Gilbert Arenas has their cat tax that can return, and then Peri Jones and they obviously have a spot to fill with Lamar Odom, originally being the co captain there, looks like he's gonna be in the draft pool this year.
So that leaves us potentially three spots, goes followers and Ricky Davis and Mike Taylor.
Now it's her captain, So that gives us for I feel like we're still gonna end up with seven killer threes.
They can return.
They probably work on all their guys, although so they had Stack Josh Powell and Frank Nadya's their captain's last year.
But Steph mentioned all this smoke that he won't see but a ***bia captain Bernstein, that he's a spot available, so he knows exactly what that means, Tri State said.
They're returning that Rob, And I would imagine that I'm already starting fires coming back, but not too sure about that.
I would think he is.
They have a spot, though, to fail.
With Jermaine O'Neal being activated last year, that's been there, Captain.
I would be cool to see Jermaine O'Neal come back.
It would be really excited about Neil returned of the Big Three this year after getsem hard issues last year, that kind of restricted him from playing with Livesey Jermaine O'Neal bats.
That's potentially five showed these, at least got Jet and James White coming back and I would imagine David Hawkins is gonna come back.
So I think they're set there.
Okay? James White, although has been dropping some hips or maybe some creek.
Cryptic comments about like some emojis and ref are towards the Big three.
I think it was on cats pose.
He put the eyes or something.
Cats at what are the eyes for? And James White said, Oh, that wasn't That wasn't to you.
That was That was to you, the Big Three.
They know what I'm talking about.
So not sure there.
But I would I would think it's still have five there on the trip with its returning their whole entire squad.
We already know that.
So about five spots left.
It's looking like so we'll see what Captain spots airfield.
I'm eager to know more players that haven't been in the league, and he were going to join, but also players changing allegiances like Roy slided.
That's interesting as well.
So, you know, I think there's gonna continue to ramp up the excitement as the off season continues.
But a lot of big things in store for the Big Three think that's all I got.
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