A Message From Michael Jordan & Social Media Being Fake (BN Talks with Cory Higgins)


In the latest episode of BN Talks, Donatas Urbonas is joined by 2-time EuroLeague champion & current FC Barcelona guard Cory Higgins. Cory talks about his relationship with Michael Jordan & why he does not use social media.

Topics:

  • The most overlooked EuroLeague players (00:00); 
  • Michael Jordan’s message after an iconic shot (2:50);
  • Learning from the worst NBA season ever (4:29);
  • NBA offers that Higgins has passed (5:35);
  • Bringing Michael Jordan to the EuroLeague game (6:20);
  • Higgins’ dad’s experience in Olympiacos (7:20); nafik mest
  • Higgins’ post-career plans (8:18); 
  • How the most difficult season turned into the great experience (10:10);
  • What fans are overlooking about reshaped Barcelona (14:29);
  • Relationship with Jasikevicius and Itoudis (16:00);
  • The reason why Higgins was signed to EuroLeague (17:44);
  • Why you’ll never see Higgins on social media (20:57);
  • Stopping one of the greatest teams in EuroLeague history (22:48).



EuroLeague in 2026, Final Four Future & #FreeFacu Situation (BN Talks with Marshall Glickman)


 
In an exclusive interview with BasketNews, EuroLeague CEO Marshall Glickman shared the league’s future plans and discussed the reasoning behind the ban of Crvena Zvezda and the situation with Facundo Campazzo.

Topics:

  • The inbox & WhatsApp chat history after controversial events (00:00);
  • Why Glickman didn’t lift the ban for Crvena Zvezda (4:38);
  • Reaction to the famous Doncic quote (10:52);
  • Keeping Wembanyama in the EuroLeague (14:44);
  • Recovering the relationships with the NBA (19:02);
  • Top expansion markets for the EuroLeague (23:15);
  • Inevitable changes in EuroLeague format (25:25);
  • The Final 4 future (29:05);
  • Responding to ‘EuroLeague is killing basketball’ statement (30:38);
  • Misconceptions about the Dubai market (33:39);
  • Problem with EuroLeague games clashing (35:14);
  • Glickman’s vision for EuroLeague players (36:42);
  • The upcoming changes in EuroLeague viewing experience (40:17);
  • How EuroLeague will look in 2026 (44:10).



NBA Future After New Olympiacos Contract & Off-Ball Masterclass (BN Talks with Sasha Vezenkov)


BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas interviews Olympiacos Pireus forward & EuroLeague star Sasha Vezenkov. Donatas & Sasha discuss his incredible ability to score off-ball, his personal & Olympiacos' growth through the last few years and his future regarding the NBA & Sacramento Kings.

Topics:

  • When Vezenkov is Aleksandar & when he’s Sasha (00:00);
  • Reaction to 275 points in 26 dribbles (1:16);
  • Top 3 off-ball EuroLeague players (4:17);
  • If not Vezenkov, who’s the EuroLeague MVP (5:00);
  • The moment when Vezenkov thought his time in Olympiacos was over (6:47);
  • Rumors about Panathinaikos interest (10:05);
  • How Olympiacos became the Final 4 team (11:01);
  • Vezenkov’s reaction to Micic’s semifinal game-winner (12:16);
  • Two things Vezenkov took from the career contract (14:24);
  • Does the new contract puts Vezenkov away from the NBA (15:33);
  • Where Vezenkov see Olympiacos until 2025 (17:33). 



Rescuing EuroLeague, Changing Twitter & Coaching Allen Iverson (BN Talks with Andrea Trinchieri)


BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas interviews Bayern Munich head coach Andrea Trinchieri. They discusses the changes needed in European basketball, potential format ideas that would benefit all parties, coaching Allen Iverson, overachieving, and why we lost control of Twitter.

Topics:

  • Challenging utopia for EuroLeague coaches (00:00);
  • What will ruin the EuroLeague (8:20);
  • The best format for EuroLeague and FIBA (13:20);
  • The misconception about great coaches losing (22:38);
  • How Trinchieri would coach Allen Iverson (27:27);
  • When Trinchieri starts looking at standings (33:56);
  • Dealing with the great enemy that can mess your life (37:40);
  • What Trinchieri would change on Twitter (44:28).



Martyna Motum Opens Up About Interviewing Mike James (The Whos of BasketNews podcast)


A new BasketNews’ podcast series featuring the voices and faces of our channel. The Whos of Basketnews debuts with perhaps the loudest voice on our platform - AndOne host Martyna Motum! 

Topics:

  • Intro (0:00);
  • The first Zalgiris TV host (3:30);
  • First interview back with Mike James  (6:12);
  • Ranking all EuroLeague work trips so far (9:58);
  • AndOne’s best & most surprising guests (12:57);
  • New challenges that excite (15:09);
  • Women in sports broadcasting (18:42);
  • A game of 'Would You Rather' (22:22).