Sport BIG3 Draft: Rick Barry sports mirrored shades, Charles Oakley drafts who?

19:12  13 april  2018
19:12  13 april  2018 Source:   USA TODAY SPORTS

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LOS ANGELES — A producer at Fox Sports Studios on Thursday commanded the attention of a star-studded room: more than two dozen retired NBA players, including a handful of Hall-of-Famers, on hand for the second BIG3 Draft.

“This isn’t the NFL draft,’’ the producer said, urging the assembled players to have fun on a night when eight of the nine teams in the 3-on-3 basketball league selected 19 players in three rounds.

No one will mistake what transpired for the NFL Draft.

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Coaches Julius Irving, Rick Barry and Charles Oakley were at the draft . Most of the BIG 3 coaches have little (if any) prior coaching experience, so it will be interesting to watch who rises to the top. There is a ton to look forward to in regards to the BIG 3 .

A recap of the good, the bad and the ugly helps explain why:

THE GOOD: Rick Barry, the NBA Hall-of-Famer who is coach of the BIG3’s Ball Hogs, put on mirrored sunglasses before announcing the first pick.

“OK, brothers, here we go,’’ he said, drawing laughter in a room where he was one of the few white men.

Can you imagine Bill Belichick adjusting his shades before announcing the New England Patriots pick in this year’s draft?

Michael Rapaport, a roving analyst, drew laughs (and a few groans) while host Charissa Thompson complemented league co-founder Ice Cube and maintained (relative) order.

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THE BAD: With the third pick of the draft, Charles Oakley, coach of the Killer 3s, announced the team was taking “Alan Anthony.’’

Eyebrows arched. Double-takes rippled through the room. There is no Alan Anthony playing in the BIG3 — or playing pro ball, as far as we know.

Oakley meant Alan Anderson, a 6-foot-6 swingman who last suited up for the Lakeland Magic of the NBA’s G League.

Can you imagine Pete Carroll showing up and giving the wrong name before announcing the Seattle Seahawks’ first pick?

THE UGLY: Fox Sports 1’s cameras showed about two dozen players squirming before they discovered they had gone undrafted. Those players made a quick exit off the set. Among the spurned: Josh Powell, a big man who won NBA championship rings as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010.

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