Former Atlanta Hawk Josh Childress and the BIG3 Ball Hogs was on court Friday for some BIG3 action. Even though they went home with a loss they ultimately put up a good fight. Josh Childress got the Ball Hogs close with a few 3-pointers and Power went into halftime with a 25-22 lead. The Ball Hogs closed to within two early in the second half, at 29-27, but it was all Power after that. Corey Maggette hit a 3-pointer on his way to scoring 11 total points. Power closed the game on a 21-6 run as Andersen laid in his second game-winning shot of the season. Mobley led all scorers with 18 and Davis finished with 14. Childress led the Ball Hogs with 12, while DeShawn Stevenson hit a pair of 3-pointers to clinch his second straight BIG3 3-point crown.
The final week of the regular season solidified team rankings going into the Week 9 Playoffs in Dallas on Friday, August 17th in Dallas. The Playoffs are live on FOX beginning at 8:00pm ET and tickets are on sale at BIG3.com.
We got a chance to speak with the former Atlanta Hawk and talk basketball, BIG3 growth and much more. Get into the interview below.
RESPECT.:What are you guys looking forward to Playoffs?
Josh Childress: Unfortunately, we didn’t make the playoffs. (Laughs) But we are going to try and finish out the season strong we have one more game left in Dallas next week and we’re just going to try and finish out with a win.
Are you happy with your overall performance of the season?
As a player, you are never truly happy. You always feel like you could’ve done more or could’ve been better. But I’m happy with the fact that I’ve stayed consistent, stayed healthy and I’m enjoying myself. So that’s a good thing.
How do you feel about the growth of the BIG3? I know they want to add two more teams do you think that’s a good idea?
I think so and I think it’s been awesome. It’s my second year here and really to be at the ground floor of a new league and it’s a player driven league it’s been amazing. I’m really thankful for the opportunity and hope that we can grow bigger + do some stuff overseas.
What are your thoughts on the National Anthem and players kneeling?
I support it 100 perecent and the biggest thing is, people lose sight of what the kneeling is actually about. It’s easy to go into the “you’re disrespecting the military and all that stuff.” But the reality is a ton of military individuals have come out and support the kneeling and when you really peel it back they’re disregarding the fact that a ton of minorities are getting gunned down by police officers and I think that it’s important to kind of keep that in mind. That’s the true essence as to why they’re doing the silent protest. You should be able to do that any where you want. That’s why the soldiers go out and fight for our freedom so that we have freedom to express ourselves anyway we choice. I support it and I hope they continue to do it regardless of what anybody on twitter says.
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