On this edition of the podcast, we give you something a little bit special. ELA’s Austin Green caught up with CSKA Moscow centre Kyle Hines, a player who needs no introduction in European hoops.

A legend at Olympiacos and his current team CSKA Moscow, the three-time Euroleague champion and 2016 Best Defender talked about a wide range of topics:

  • His continuing connection to Greece and Olympiacos
  • Why he thinks there needs to be a players’ union
  • The issues that players face in communicating with Euroleague and influencing decisions
  • How he blazed the trail for small centres now sweeping the NBA
  • The differences in player experience, from where he started in the Italian second division, to the very top
  • His advice for American players going overseas
  • Racism and the comments of the former Lietuvos Rytas chairman Gedvydas Vainauskas
  • Family and life in Moscow

Rob, Austin and George then break down the conversation and add their reaction. Hope you enjoy this pod, thanks to Sir Hines for talking to us and being such a great interview.

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