The NBA season is over. But we want to see more basketball. After a dramatic year of player trades, major injuries, a pivotal playoff, and a sweeping finals, basketball fans are asking for more.
Enter The Big3, a unique and competitive basketball league with a 3-on-3 player format featuring (wait for it) veteran NBA players.
Yep, it’s the perfect way to solve those basketball hangovers.
Last year, rapper and actor Ice Cube met with entertainment mogul Jeff Kwatinetz to hatch an idea of creating a new league that will encourage sports and basketball fans to soak in more of their favorite sport after the NBA season.
Houston Rockets’ Legend Clyde Drexler even became the league’s commissioner. After dribbling with ideas and talking with experts, they finally released the Big3. The league has eight teams playing once a week for the summer. Four teams with the highest standings will advance to the playoffs and then to the Finals. After this, only one team will emerge victorious!
The Big3 has more than a few variations form your standard FIBA 3-on-3 tournament. Here are some of the rules that stand out:
There are three “four-point zones” on a circle 30 feet away from the basket. To score four points, a player’s foot must be touching any part of a circle.
No jump balls here. The “home” team inbounds first. The home team is determined by a do-or-die 4-point shootout.
The shot clock runs for 14 seconds.
Additional free throw is taken if a player is fouled while making a shot.
To win, a team must score 50 or more points and lead by at least two points.
Halftime happens after one team reaches 25 points.
But this is not your casual 3-on-3 league. The Big3 is bigger than the usual street ball because it’s made up of veteran NBA players! Big names including NBA champions Chauncey Billups, Metta World Peace and Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen; NBA All-Stars Jamaine O’Neal, Amar’e Stoudemire, Baron Davis and Rashard Lewis; slam dunk champion Nate Robinson; and others including Mike Bibby, Carlos Boozer and Brian Scalabrine are just some of the more prominent NBA stars that now play in the Big3! Maybe some of your NBA heroes are part of the teams.
The Big3 is a fresh and fun new take on playground basketball. It’s exciting, dramatic, and has a lot of swag. The 2nd season is coming up soon so don’t you dare miss it!
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