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BIG3
BIG3
is a 3-on-3 basketball league, featuring mostly retired National Basketball
Basketball
Association (NBA) players. The league was created by rapper/actor Ice Cube
Ice Cube
and entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz.

Contents

1 History 2 Notable people

2.1 Players 2.2 Coaches

3 Structure

3.1 Rules

4 Current teams 5 Draft

5.1 Draft selections 2017 5.2 Draft selections 2018

6 Season recaps

6.1 2017 BIG3
BIG3
season

6.1.1 Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson
controversy

6.2 Championship

7 Broadcasting 8 References 9 External links

History[edit] On January 11, 2017, Ice Cube
Ice Cube
and Jeff Kwatinetz announced their new 3-on-3 basketball league at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel, in New York City.[1] After the conclusion of the inaugural season, awards were voted on by the players. The MVP was won by 3 Headed Monsters
3 Headed Monsters
forward Rashard Lewis after he averaged 21.3 points per game. Trilogy's undefeated season led to several awards for members of the team including DPOY won by James White and Coach of the Year awarded to Rick Mahorn. Adidas
Adidas
and the BIG3
BIG3
league announced on April 03, 2018 that they’ve agreed upon a three-year deal for adidas to provide uniforms, apparel, and fan merchandise like tees, hoodies, and hats for The BIG3
BIG3
League. Notable people[edit] The following are notable former NBA players who have played or coached in at least one BIG3
BIG3
game. Notability is determined by receiving an NBA accolade such as being named to an All-Star team, an All-NBA Team (including defense and rookie) or winning an award (6th man of the year for example). Players[edit]

Charles Oakley Rashard Lewis Jermaine O'Neal Allen Iverson[2] Mike Bibby Jason Williams Kwame Brown Stephen Jackson Rasual Butler Chauncey Billups Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf[3] Larry Hughes Kendall Gill[4] Brian Scalabrine

Coaches[edit]

Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson
(Player and coach) Gary Payton George Gervin Julius Erving Rick Mahorn Rick Barry Clyde Drexler Charles Oakley
Charles Oakley
(Player and coach)

Structure[edit] There are a total of eight teams, all of which are traveling teams. Each team's roster will include five players and one coach per team, with allowances to swap players within the wider squad during the time off to allow for injuries or tactical changes. There will be eight games per team in the regular season resulting in an eight-week regular season, as all games are on Sunday with a week off between contests. Games will be weekly quadruple-headers, with each team playing one of the other teams, held in a different locale each week.[5] There will be two playoff games on week nine and a championship game on week ten. Rules[edit] The rules of the BIG3
BIG3
differ considerably from FIBA-sanctioned 3-on-3 games. They are as follows:

Like FIBA-sanctioned 3-on-3, games are played on a half-court. Standard two- and three-point shots apply; the three-point line is the same distance as in the NBA. There are also three "four-point zones" on a circle 30 feet away from the basket. One is on the midline of the court; the other two are 40 degrees away from the midline. To score four points, a player's foot must be touching some part of the circle. Instead of a jump ball to start the game, the "home" team inbounds first. The home team is determined by a do-or-die 4-point shootout. The shot clock runs 14 seconds. Additional free throw is taken if a player is fouled while making a shot A shooting foul will receive one shot for the number of attempt point attempt (2, 3, 4 points, so if you are fouled behind the three-point line, that free throw is worth 3 points.) AND-1 shots apply on every made basket after shooting fouls. All fouls are ascribed to the team; players cannot foul out. After the fifth team foul in each half, opponents are guaranteed two one-point free throws and possession of the ball. A team's first technical foul results in one two-point free throw and possession. Additional technical fouls, as well as all flagrant fouls, result in two two-point free throws and possession. 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. Each team receives two timeouts—a 60-second and a 30-second—per half. Unused timeouts do not carry over. Substitutions can be made on a dead ball or by calling a timeout. After a score, a referee must touch the ball. After giving the defense 3 seconds to set, the opposing team must take the ball beyond the top out of bounds line. Player has 5 seconds to return ball inbounds Defensive rebounds must be cleared if the ball touched the rim. If the ball did not touch the rim, defensive rebounds do not need to be cleared. Steals do not have to be cleared. The ball is cleared when the player with the ball establishes both feet behind the 3-point line. The ball can be cleared by dribbling or passing The defensive rebounder that makes a direct pass that clears the ball, must clear the lane and re-establish himself before his team's shot or pass hits the rim If a shot or pass hits the rim without being cleared it will result in a turnover Once a team has cleared the ball and establishes itself on offense, the normal "3 seconds in the key" rule applies There is no defensive "3-second" rule Instant replay applies and can be used to determine 3 and 4-point shots, out-of-bounds, flagrant fouls, goaltending, basket interference and clearance. All defensive strategies are allowed, including hand-checking, which is banned in NBA.[6]

Current teams[edit]

Team Coach Players

3's Company[7] Allen Iverson Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson
(player-coach, captain) DerMarr Johnson (co-captain) Andre Owens Michael Sweetney Ruben Patterson Al Thornton David HawkinsBaron Davis Drew Gooden

3 Headed Monsters[8] Gary Payton Rashard Lewis
Rashard Lewis
(captain) Jason Williams (co-captain/injured) Kwame Brown Eddie Basden Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf Hakim Warrick Kareem Rush

Ball Hogs Rick Barry Brian Scalabrine
Brian Scalabrine
(captain) Josh Childress
Josh Childress
(co-captain) Derrick Byars Bobby Simmons Xavier Silas Desmon Farmer

Ghost Ballers[9] George Gervin Mike Bibby
Mike Bibby
(captain) Ricky Davis
Ricky Davis
(co-captain) Larry Hughes Marcus Banks Ivan Johnson Joe Smith

Killer 3s[10] Charles Oakley Charles Oakley
Charles Oakley
(player-coach) Chauncey Billups
Chauncey Billups
(captain) Stephen Jackson
Stephen Jackson
(co-captain) Reggie Evans Maurice Evans Brian Cook Eddie Robinson Ron Artest

Power[11] Nancy Lieberman[12] Corey Maggette
Corey Maggette
(captain/injured) Cuttino Mobley
Cuttino Mobley
(co-captain) Jerome Williams DeShawn Stevenson Moochie Norris Paul McPherson Kendall Gill Glen Davis

Trilogy[13] Rick Mahorn Kenyon Martin
Kenyon Martin
(captain) Al Harrington
Al Harrington
(co-captain) Rashad McCants James White Dion Glover Jannero Pargo Mike Wilks

Tri-State[14] Julius Erving Jermaine O'Neal
Jermaine O'Neal
(captain) Bonzi Wells
Bonzi Wells
(co-captain) Dominic McGuire Lee Nailon Mike James Jeremy Richardson Lou Amundson Amar’e Stoudemire Nate Robinson

Draft[edit] Draft selections 2017[edit] The draft lottery was held on April 28, 2017 with Trilogy having the first pick followed by a player combine the next day. The actual draft took place on April 30, 2017 with 24 draft selections out of 70 draft entrants.[15][16]

Source[17]

Pick Player Team Last club

1 McCants, RashadRashad McCants Trilogy Cañeros de La Romana

2 Owens, AndreAndre Owens[18] 3's Company BC Hallmann Vienna

3 Evans, ReggieReggie Evans Killer 3's Sacramento Kings

4 Silas, XavierXavier Silas Tri-State Northern Arizona Suns

5 Brown, KwameKwame Brown 3 Headed Monsters Philadelphia 76ers

6 Williams, JeromeJerome Williams Power New York Knicks

7 Byars, DerrickDerrick Byars Ball Hogs Delaware 87ers

8 Evans, MauriceMaurice Evans Ghost Ballers Washington Wizards

9 Banks, MarcusMarcus Banks Ghost Ballers Al-Gharafa

10 Butler, RasualRasual Butler Ball Hogs San Antonio Spurs

11 Stevenson, DeShawnDeShawn Stevenson Power Atlanta Hawks

12 Basden, EddieEddie Basden 3 Headed Monsters Franca Basquetebol Clube

13 Nailon, LeeLee Nailon Tri-State Panteras de Aguascalientes

14 Hughes, LarryLarry Hughes Killer 3's Orlando Magic

15 Sweetney, MikeMike Sweetney 3's Company Urunday Universitario

16 White, JamesJames White Trilogy Petrochimi Bandar Imam BC

17 Abdul-Rauf, MahmoudMahmoud Abdul-Rauf 3 Headed Monsters Kyoto Hannaryz

18 McGuire, DominicDominic McGuire Ball Hogs Leones de Ponce

19 Glover, DionDion Glover Trilogy San Antonio Spurs

20 Norris, MoochieMoochie Norris Power Yakima Sun Kings

21 Patterson, RubenRuben Patterson 3's Company Champville SC

22 Johnson, IvanIvan Johnson Ghost Ballers Club Sagesse

23 James, MikeMike James Tri-State Texas Legends

24 Cook, BrianBrian Cook Killer 3's Chiba Jets

Draft selections 2018[edit] The draft lottery was held on April 03, 2018 when BIG3
BIG3
co-founder Ice Cube and commissioner Clyde Drexler
Clyde Drexler
joined Skip Bayless, Shannon Sharpe and Joy Taylor on Fox Sports 1’s “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed” to make the announcement. The Ball Hogs came up with the winning ping pong ball and landed the first overall pick. With the 2018 BIG3
BIG3
Draft set for next Thursday, April 12 – live on Fox Sports 1

Pick Player Team Last club

1

Ball Hogs -

2

3's Company -

3

Killer 3's -

4

Power -

5

Tri-State -

6

Ghost Ballers -

7

Ball Hogs -

8

3's Company -

9

Killer 3's -

10

Power -

11

3 Headed Monsters -

12

Tri-State -

13

Ghost Ballers -

14

Ball Hogs -

15

3's Company -

16

Killer 3's -

17

Power -

18

Tri-State -

19

Ghost Ballers -

Season recaps[edit] 2017 BIG3
BIG3
season[edit] Main article: 2017 BIG3
BIG3
season The 2017 BIG3 season kicked off on June 25, 2017, with 4 games at the Barclays Center. Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson
controversy[edit] When the BIG3
BIG3
came to Philadelphia, they highly publicized the return of Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia 76ers
great, Allen Iverson. Before the game, Iverson even said "I’m not going to go out there and be the 25-year-old Allen Iverson—you’re going to see a 42-year-old man out there," he said. "But to be able to do that, for my fans, I thought that would be cool, just to get back out there again…for my fans to get that flashback." However, hours before the game, it was announced Iverson would not be playing. Iverson claimed that he did not play due to "advice from my doctor." Iverson's decision was frowned upon by many in the Philadelphia community.[19] On Sunday, July 30th, the BIG3
BIG3
was scheduled to have games being played in Dallas, Texas. Iverson was slated to appear for his team, 3's Company, but failed to show up to the event or notify league officials about his decision. The next day, TMZ
TMZ
Sports posted pictures showing Iverson at a Chicago Area casino, the morning of the scheduled game.[20] Championship[edit] The first ever Big3 Basketball
Basketball
championship was won by team Trilogy as they emerged as the class of the league by completing an undefeated season to win the inaugural BIG3
BIG3
Championship. In a back-and-forth, a closely contested matchup featuring the league’s two top teams, Trilogy overcame a first-half deficit to defeat 3-Headed Monsters 51-46.

Advance to playoff

# Team W L Pct. PF PA GP

1 CZ Trilogy 8 0 1.000 412 323 8

2 Y 3 Headed Monsters 6 2 .750 384 349 8

3 Y Power 4 4 .500 382 385 8

4 Y Ghost Ballers 4 4 .500 383 384 8

5 3's Company 3 5 .375 375 400 8

6 Tri-State 3 5 .375 378 393 8

7 Ball Hogs 2 6 .250 347 403 8

8 Killer 3's 2 6 .250 372 396 8

Notes

Top 4 teams advance to the playoffs C BIG3
BIG3
champions Z clinched best record Y clinched playoffs spot

Broadcasting[edit] For the 2017 season, Fox Sports 1
Fox Sports 1
carried the 8 weeks of the regular season and the playoffs on tape delay, while Fox broadcast the championship game live. In 2018, all games will be broadcast live on Friday nights with 4 weeks of games including the semifinals and championship will be aired on Fox, with the remaining weeks airing on FS1. Gus Johnson was the play-by-play announcer, Jim Jackson handled color commentary and Michael Rapaport
Michael Rapaport
was the sideline reporter.[21] References[edit]

^ Nicholas Parco (January 11, 2017). " Ice Cube
Ice Cube
announces BIG3 basketball league for former NBA stars, will feature Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson
as player and coach". New York Daily News.  ^ " Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson
to coach and play in Ice Cube's new 3x3 league". cbssports.com. January 10, 2017. Retrieved January 11, 2017.  ^ BIG3. "LATRELL SPREWELL, J.R. RIDER, EARL BOYKINS, BRIAN COOK AND MAHMOUD ABDUL-RAUF HEADLINE LATEST BIG3
BIG3
DRAFT SIGNINGS". big3.com. Retrieved March 19, 2017.  ^ "Derrick Rose to sign with Cavaliers". July 24, 2017. Retrieved August 26, 2017.  ^ " BIG3
BIG3
competition and structure". BIG3.com. Retrieved January 11, 2017.  ^ Big 3 - Fox Sports.com ^ "NEW TEAM: Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson
and Dermarr Johnson will Lead 3's Company". BIG3.com. Retrieved March 8, 2017.  ^ "NEW TEAM: Rashard Lewis
Rashard Lewis
& Jason Williams Reunite on 3 Headed Monsters". BIG3.com. Retrieved February 3, 2017.  ^ " Mike Bibby
Mike Bibby
& Ricky Davis
Ricky Davis
Unite for Ghost Ballers
Ghost Ballers
in the #BIG3". BIG3.com. Retrieved February 22, 2017.  ^ "NEW TEAM: Chauncey Billups
Chauncey Billups
& Stephen Jackson
Stephen Jackson
unite for KILLER3s". BIG3.com. Retrieved February 15, 2017.  ^ " Corey Maggette
Corey Maggette
& Cuttino Mobley
Cuttino Mobley
Join Forces on POWER". BIG3.com. Retrieved March 29, 2017.  ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/21/sports/basketball/nancy-lieberman-big3-league.html ^ "NEW TEAM: Kenyon Martin
Kenyon Martin
reunites with Al Harrington
Al Harrington
for TRILOGY". BIG3.com. Retrieved February 8, 2017.  ^ " Jermaine O'Neal
Jermaine O'Neal
and Bonzi Wells
Bonzi Wells
to lead team TRI-STATE". BIG3.com. Retrieved March 1, 2017.  ^ Press, Associated. "New Big3 to have draft next week". Union Bulletin. Retrieved April 20, 2017.  ^ BIG3. " BIG3
BIG3
SIGNS 10 ADDITIONAL PLAYERS TO UPCOMING DRAFT". www.big3.com. Retrieved March 2, 2017.  ^ Conway, Tyler. " BIG3
BIG3
Basketball
Basketball
League 2017 Draft Results and Full Team Rosters". Bleacher Report. Retrieved May 22, 2017.  ^ Conway, Tyler. " BIG3
BIG3
Basketball
Basketball
League 2017 Draft Results and Full Team Rosters". Retrieved August 26, 2017.  ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/07/17/big3-lands-in-philadelphia-but-allen-iverson-doesnt-play/ ^ http://www.tmz.com/2017/07/31/allen-iverson-on-casino-tear-after-blowing-off-big3-game/ ^ Fox’s Big 3 basketball broadcast team: Gus Johnson, Jim Jackson and…Michael Rapaport? awfulannouncing.com. Retrieved June 15, 2017.

External links[edit]

Official website

Basketball
Basketball
portal

v t e

BIG3

Founders

Ice Cube Jeff Kwatinetz

Seasons

2017 2018

Teams

3's Company 3 Headed Monsters Ball Hogs Ghost Ballers Killer 3's Power

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