BIG3 — America's 3-on-3 Professional Basketball League

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Season tips off June 25th, 2017 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY http://big3.com/

THE CONCEPT

The BIG3 is the American 3-on-3 professional basketball league. Combining superstar players and fan interaction before and after the games make this an exciting live experience. The entire league is operated and managed by the players. No outsiders. No politics. Just highly competitive basketball played as it’s meant to be.

THE GAMEPLAY

Half-court play and rules designed for competition and intensity. 3-on-3 basketball is the most popular format for training, practice and recreation because it is the most entertaining.

GAME DAY

The BIG3 season starts in the summer with the inaugural season beginning June, 2017. Regular season games will follow each Saturday for 10 weeks. Games are played on centered hardwood courts in the best arenas and venues in the country. Individual player introductions add a new level of personality to this team sport. Instead of a tip off, each game starts with a half-court do-or-die shootout. 4 games per day with fan events, halftime shows, exhibits and after-parties.

WEEK 1 | June 25: Barclays Center | Brooklyn, NY

WEEK 2 | July 2: Spectrum Center | Charlotte, NC

WEEK 3 | July 9: BOK Center | Tulsa, OK

WEEK 4 | July 16: Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, PA

WEEK 5 | July 23: Bridgestone Arena | Nashville, TN

WEEK 6 | July 30: American Airlines Center | Dallas, TX

WEEK 7 | August 6: Rupp Arena | Lexington, KY

WEEK 8 | August 13: Staples Center | Los Angeles, CA

WEEK 9 | August 20: Key Arena | Seattle, WA (Playoffs)

WEEK 10 | August 26: T-Mobile Arena | Las Vegas, NV (Championship)

Spottie, Thursday, 4 May 2017 18:23 (one year ago) Permalink

http://big3.com/images/2017/01/24/arena.jpg

Spottie, Thursday, 4 May 2017 18:23 (one year ago) Permalink

i am looking forward to watching this

lag∞n, Thursday, 4 May 2017 18:26 (one year ago) Permalink

looks like FS1 is gonna air it.

To keep it 100, the prime motivation for employment is the dollar bill. The base salary for BIG3 draft picks is 100K. Additional incentive is that 52 percent of all BIG3 profits go to the eight teams. The first place squad will receive 30 percent of that pot, the 8th place team, the least.

Less than half of the 70 players at the combine made consistent millions during their professional career. A 13-year pro like DeShawn Stevenson—now a member of the Power team—still looks like money. Lee Nailon, a standout at Texas Christian University and NBA journeyman, came looking for a check.

"I'm not even gonna front," he says, after being drafted to Tri-State. "It was the money. I got two kids graduating from high school, so this will help me get them a graduation gift."

The last thing Ice Cube wants is for BIG3 to be perceived as the rescue shelter for players the NBA took to the shed. The NBA Development League was created to be an incubator for talent, and later an answer to the influx of kids leaving college early. Fact is, today's D-League is viewed by plenty as the land of the Not Good Enough.

The BIG3 execs don't seem worried. They're banking their success on a few things: First is a television deal with FOX Sports 1 that will air a BIG3 quadruple header on June 26 and the seven succeeding Mondays.

Spottie, Thursday, 4 May 2017 18:36 (one year ago) Permalink

hoping reborn4hd live is gonna have it

Spottie, Thursday, 4 May 2017 18:37 (one year ago) Permalink

ha yes all subscribers to this bord plz request it from them

lag∞n, Thursday, 4 May 2017 18:37 (one year ago) Permalink

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lag∞n, Thursday, 4 May 2017 18:38 (one year ago) Permalink

supportATreborn4hdlive.org

lag∞n, Thursday, 4 May 2017 18:38 (one year ago) Permalink

wld love it if you guys carried the new big 3 league

http://big3.com

im a full season subscriber, thx!

lag∞n, Thursday, 4 May 2017 18:40 (one year ago) Permalink

haha

Spottie, Thursday, 4 May 2017 18:40 (one year ago) Permalink

Looks slightly less synthetic than American Gladiators or X Games, but it looks like just a different vein in the same mine.

a little too mature to be cute (Aimless), Thursday, 4 May 2017 18:53 (one year ago) Permalink

its 3on3 three ball! whats more pure

lag∞n, Thursday, 4 May 2017 18:54 (one year ago) Permalink

Wait until you see the uniforms.

a little too mature to be cute (Aimless), Thursday, 4 May 2017 19:01 (one year ago) Permalink

shd just be pinnies imo

lag∞n, Thursday, 4 May 2017 19:03 (one year ago) Permalink

im def not into any of the teams branding so far (outside of the trilogy). I imagine the jersey are gonna be those super shiny and unflattering ones, hoping not tho.

Spottie, Thursday, 4 May 2017 19:10 (one year ago) Permalink

lol wld be awesome if they dressed in huge 90s off the rack looking gear

lag∞n, Thursday, 4 May 2017 19:18 (one year ago) Permalink

getting trending streetwear brands to each design a team wld be an actually smart approach

lag∞n, Thursday, 4 May 2017 19:36 (one year ago) Permalink

True

Spottie, Thursday, 4 May 2017 19:38 (one year ago) Permalink

this looks fun

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Thursday, 4 May 2017 20:13 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Kenyon Martin brought his trash talk to the BIG3 and not even Charles Oakley is safe (🎥: kenyonmartinsr/IG) pic.twitter.com/Oha5RMWwjx

— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) May 23, 2017

Spottie, Tuesday, 23 May 2017 23:22 (one year ago) Permalink

lmao

lag∞n, Thursday, 25 May 2017 14:19 (one year ago) Permalink

we might see this at staples center in august if the earlier games are dece

micah, Saturday, 27 May 2017 11:02 (one year ago) Permalink

try to get next

lag∞n, Saturday, 27 May 2017 16:06 (one year ago) Permalink

uh yeah uh...we already got 3, sorry. one of the guys who's playing now is going to be on my team if he loses, and another guy is on his way now. you can get after us tho

k3vin k., Saturday, 27 May 2017 16:07 (one year ago) Permalink

iverson looking over with an incredulous half smile

lag∞n, Saturday, 27 May 2017 16:09 (one year ago) Permalink

billups is all let the guy ball wtf those r the rules, the game pauses as they start bickering amongst themselves

lag∞n, Saturday, 27 May 2017 16:10 (one year ago) Permalink

Lmao Kev otm

Spottie, Saturday, 27 May 2017 16:59 (one year ago) Permalink

haha

micah, Saturday, 27 May 2017 21:34 (one year ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Starts today

down that brown path (Spottie), Sunday, 25 June 2017 17:06 (one year ago) Permalink

lol an ice cube song abt the league autoplays on their site

lag∞n, Sunday, 25 June 2017 18:43 (one year ago) Permalink

Where to Watch

Games will be broadcast on Mondays, the day after the games are played. Coverage will begin at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1. You can also stream online or with the Fox Sports Go app.

wut

lag∞n, Sunday, 25 June 2017 18:44 (one year ago) Permalink

uhhhhhhh what the entire fuck why isnt this a live broadcast

nice cage (m bison), Sunday, 25 June 2017 18:50 (one year ago) Permalink

its gonna be scripted obv

ciderpress, Sunday, 25 June 2017 18:59 (one year ago) Permalink

For people wondering why these games aren't being shown live: This first game is on pace to last more than an hour. There are 4 games today.

— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) June 25, 2017

call all destroyer, Sunday, 25 June 2017 19:01 (one year ago) Permalink

IDGAF I WILL WATCH ALL THE FUCKIN GAMES

nice cage (m bison), Sunday, 25 June 2017 19:02 (one year ago) Permalink

They probably want to edit the crap out of it. Kinda sad but fairly understandable. Maybe they don't want to end up like the xfl

down that brown path (Spottie), Sunday, 25 June 2017 19:22 (one year ago) Permalink

why do the games last so long those fiba ones have 10mins of clock or first to 21

lag∞n, Sunday, 25 June 2017 19:26 (one year ago) Permalink

i guess those are all within a tournament structure tho

lag∞n, Sunday, 25 June 2017 19:27 (one year ago) Permalink

This is prob a good idea tbh, at least to start.

down that brown path (Spottie), Sunday, 25 June 2017 19:34 (one year ago) Permalink

Jason "White Chocolate" Williams appears to have suffered a leg injury in the first ever @thebig3 game. Limped off floor to locker room.

— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) June 25, 2017

down that brown path (Spottie), Sunday, 25 June 2017 19:39 (one year ago) Permalink

o jeez

lag∞n, Sunday, 25 June 2017 20:24 (one year ago) Permalink

this was a bad idea

ciderpress, Sunday, 25 June 2017 20:43 (one year ago) Permalink

Apparently Maggette got hurt too :/

These dudes probably needed a year of training camp

down that brown path (Spottie), Sunday, 25 June 2017 21:39 (one year ago) Permalink

or they should play less hard

nice cage (m bison), Sunday, 25 June 2017 21:41 (one year ago) Permalink

In the final game of the day, well over five hours after they began, Kenyon Martin pulls up with what looks like a minor hamstring injury.

— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) June 25, 2017

call all destroyer, Monday, 26 June 2017 00:07 (one year ago) Permalink

Kinda lol but mostly sad

down that brown path (Spottie), Monday, 26 June 2017 00:35 (one year ago) Permalink

lol old guys getting hurt :/

k3vin k., Monday, 26 June 2017 00:44 (one year ago) Permalink

lmao

marcos, Monday, 26 June 2017 03:24 (one year ago) Permalink

i am watching this rn from my dvr. btw lagoon they copies your FT idea (one shot worth the value of the shot you took)

nice cage (m bison), Tuesday, 27 June 2017 01:31 (one year ago) Permalink

suing ice cube brb

lag∞n, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 03:27 (one year ago) Permalink

how was it

k3vin k., Tuesday, 27 June 2017 03:56 (one year ago) Permalink

magette torn achilles ugggggh

down that brown path (Spottie), Tuesday, 27 June 2017 04:42 (one year ago) Permalink

thats not good

lag∞n, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 04:43 (one year ago) Permalink

this seems like a fair piece:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2017/06/26/big3-league-debut-presents-a-mixed-bag-for-its-future/?utm_term=.af0b2940bc3c

I think they need to prove it's not a joke and then POSSIBLY they can get more true greats (the more recently retired) to get involved and play KG,PP, Shaq? they need someone like Kobe, Iverson is that guy but if he's as toast as it sounds then...

down that brown path (Spottie), Tuesday, 27 June 2017 04:51 (one year ago) Permalink

it was kinda sloppy play, tho had some good dramatic moments. the lack of athleticism is pretty glaring. it's to be expected, these guys are 15+ years past their primes.

they need to get those more recently retired guys for sure. KG, Shaq. Reassemble some old crews. reignite some old rivalries. problem is i think the only guys who are doing this are guys who need the money.

nice cage (m bison), Tuesday, 27 June 2017 04:56 (one year ago) Permalink

i figure the guys w/ media jobs prob don't wanna tarnish their reputation / image as greats

Clay, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 05:30 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

im at the fiba 3x3 tournament in saskatoon rn, its pretty good, lots of short intense games

micah, Sunday, 16 July 2017 00:35 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

lmao iverson suspended for a game
http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/08/allen-iverson-suspended-big3-lexington-date

Spottie, Wednesday, 2 August 2017 16:32 (one year ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

uh oh!

lag∞n, Monday, 12 March 2018 21:35 (nine months ago) Permalink

yikes

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Monday, 12 March 2018 21:41 (nine months ago) Permalink

roger mason jr. more like rob your mason jar...your

NBA YoungBoy named Rocky Raccoon (m bison), Monday, 12 March 2018 21:43 (nine months ago) Permalink

otm

lag∞n, Monday, 12 March 2018 21:46 (nine months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Stat, K Oneal and Nate Rob??? that's a great team

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:18 (seven months ago) Permalink

Stack Jack, Billups and Artest? haha these lineups are awesome

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:19 (seven months ago) Permalink

Mike James has to be loving the improvement in talent level compared to his last team

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:21 (seven months ago) Permalink

feeling the power for weirdness

lag∞n, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:22 (seven months ago) Permalink

omg salim stoudemire! im def gonna try and get to one of these

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:25 (seven months ago) Permalink

Oh nvm that's the other Mike James heh

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

i was confused lol

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

pretty awesome that Abdul-Rauf is involved, always loved that guy

bhad bhabie...you gon' hurt your bhack (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:39 (seven months ago) Permalink

the OG curry

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:44 (seven months ago) Permalink

i had his nuggets jersey

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:44 (seven months ago) Permalink

He was great in the Big 3 last season. His game barely aged.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:44 (seven months ago) Permalink

no white chocolate :/

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:46 (seven months ago) Permalink

Do the captains play in this league?

Nhex, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:52 (seven months ago) Permalink

yeah

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:56 (seven months ago) Permalink

man I could not figure out who K Oneal was lol

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 22:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

haha sorry for the misspell

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 22:06 (seven months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...
two months pass...

Small ball is cute but sometimes the big men gotta eat. Who you got 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾 #Miami this Friday, July 20th @AAarena 🏖🏖🏖

TIP OFF 7PM ET on @facebook #BIG3Basketball #BIG3Miami pic.twitter.com/NC2xibkyje

— BIG3 (@thebig3) July 17, 2018

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 17 July 2018 19:05 (four months ago) Permalink

been lightly watching this recently and it's really fun tbf.

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Tuesday, 17 July 2018 19:06 (four months ago) Permalink

the ghost ballers logo rules

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 17 July 2018 19:07 (four months ago) Permalink

the ghost has a headband on

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 17 July 2018 19:13 (four months ago) Permalink

i love that one and the trilogy one.

lmao at cap jax photo:
https://big3.com/teams/killer-3s

this was a fun game:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMGKOMGZ3l8
stat can still fly a bit

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Tuesday, 17 July 2018 19:15 (four months ago) Permalink


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