Gary Payton Won The BIG3’s Trash Talker Of The Year Award Despite Being A Coach

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08.21.18 2 Comments

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The BIG3 will wrap up its second season on Friday evening in Brooklyn. The 3-on-3 league’s sophomore year will feature names like Baron Davis, Drew Gooden, Corey Maggette, Glen “Big Baby” Davis, and a handful of others competing with a championship on the line at the Barclays Center.

The finals and consolation game are both a few days away, though, and the league decided to try and increase the anticipation for those by announcing its year-end awards on Tuesday afternoon. There are plenty of conventional awards — MVP, Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, etc. — along with some league-specific ones like Trash Talker of the Year.

Here’s the full list of winners, along with the runners-up for each award in parentheses.

MVP: Corey Maggette (David Hawkins)
Coach: Nancy Liebermann (Gary Payton)
Captain: Corey Maggette (DerMarr Johnson)
Defensive Player of the Year: Chris Andersen (Reggie Evans)
Too Hard to Guard: Al Harrington (Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf and Andre Emmett)
Trash Talker: Gary Payton (Nate Robinson and Stephen Jackson)
4th Man: Andre Emmett (Qyntel Woods)
BIG Community Award: Ricky Davis (Jerome Williams)

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