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BIG3 Basketball: BIG3 3-on-3 basketball leagueThe BIG3, a summer pro 3-on-3 basketball league featuring former NBA players, returns in 2018 for its second season. The entire league -- every team -- plays one game per week. The BIG3 2018 summer season will be eight weeks of regular season play and two weeks of playoffs. So, although it's called a league, it's essentially a weekly event, taking place in a different city each week. So, the BIG3 is a traveling 3-on-3 basketball tour just as much as it's a league. Nothing bad about that!

One huge change for BIG 3's 2018 summer season is, games will be shown live on FOX Broadcast Network and FS1 all season long. Last year, in the inaugural season, the championship finals were live, but everything else was shown on tape delay a full day later.

And in other BIG3 news, sometime in March, 2018 BIG3 commissioner Roger Mason was fired. For now, as of mid March, co-founder Ice Cube is the league's new commissioner. It sounds like the league will seek a replacement. We'll update this page with any developments.

Many of last season's players are returning for the summer of 2018. As for new BIG3 players, Baron Davis, Metta World Peace, Nate Robinson, Amar'e Stoudemire and Glen "Big Baby" Davis are all on board. will provide a season preview with rosters and more, and we'll have weekly coverage once the 2018 season begins.


WEEK 1 | June 22: Toyota Center | Houston, Texas

WEEK 2 | June 29: United Center | Chicago, Illinois

WEEK 3 | July 6: Oracle Arena | Oakland, California

WEEK 4 | July 13: Little Caesars Arena | Detroit, Michigan

WEEK 5 | July 20: American Airlines Arena | Miami, Florida

WEEK 6 | July 27: Air Canada Centre | Toronto, Ontario

WEEK 7 | August 3: TD Garden | Boston, Massachusetts

WEEK 8 | August 10: Infinite Energy Arena | Atlanta, Georgia

WEEK 9 | August 17: American Airlines Center | Dallas, Texas *Playoffs*

WEEK 10 | August 24: Barclays Center | Brooklyn, New York *Championship Finals*



The BIG3 basketball league, the new three-on-three league founded by Ice Cube, will begin in the summer of 2017. Although it's being called a league -- and we'll call it that as well -- it's really more of a weekly tour. The BIG3 plays once per week, in a different city each week. There are eight teams, all of which will play one game at each event. The first eight weeks are the regular season. The final two weeks are the playoffs. So, it's really more of a 10-week 3-on-3 basketball tour. But it's new and interesting, so we'll check it out.

The BIG3 season begins June 25 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The other regular season weekly city locations are Charlotte, Philadelphia, Tulsa, Nashville, Dallas, Lexington (Kentucky) and Los Angeles. The BIG3 Playoffs begin in Seattle on Aug. 20. The champions will be crowned in Las Vegas on Aug. 26.

On Sunday, April 30, 2017 the BIG3 had their first-ever draft, which established the league's complete rosters. They are listed below.


There are eight teams, all with fun names: 3's Company, 3-Headed Monsters, Ghost Ballers, Ball Hogs, Tri-State, Power, Killer 3s, and Trilogy.


The BIG 3 league schedule game dates are all on Sundays except August 26 championship day, which is a Saturday.

BIG3 Basketball: BIG3 3-on-3 basketball league June 25: Barclays Center | Brooklyn, New York
July 2: Spectrum Center | Charlotte, North Carolina
July 9: BOK Center | Tulsa, Oklahoma
July 16: Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 23: UIC Pavilion | Chicago, Illinois
July 30: American Airlines Center | Dallas, Texas
August 6: Rupp Arena | Lexington, Kentucky
August 13: Staples Center | Los Angeles, California
August 20: Key Arena | Seattle, Washington (Playoffs)
August 26: T-Mobile Arena | Las Vegas, Nevada (Championship Finals)


3's Company
Captain: Allen Iverson. Co-Captain: DerMarr Johnson. Players: Andre Owens, Mike Sweetney, Ruben Patterson. Coach: Allen Iverson.

3-Headed Monsters
Captain: Rashard Lewis. Co-Captain: Jason Williams. Players: Kwame Brown, Eddie Basden, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. Coach: Gary Payton.

Ghost Ballers
Captain: Mike Bibby. Co-Captain: Ricky Davis. Players: Mo Evans, Marcus Banks, Ivan Johnson. Coach: George Gervin.

Ball Hogs
Captain: Brian Scalabrine. Co-Captain: Josh Childress. Players: Derrick Byars, Rasual Butler, Dominic McGuire. Coach: Rick Barry.

Captain: Jermaine O'Neal. Co-Captain: Bonzi Wells. Players: Xavier Silas, Lee Nailon, Mike James. Coach: Julius Erving.

Captain: Corey Maggette. Co-Captain: Cuttino Mobley. Players: Jerome Williams, DeShawn Stevenson, Moochie Norris. Coach: Clyde Drexler.

Killer 3s
Captain: Chauncey Billups. Co-Captain: Stephen Jackson. Players: Reggie Evans, Larry Hughes, Brian Cook. Coach: Charles Oakley.

Captain: Kenyon Martin. Co-Captain: Al Harrington. Players: Rashad McCants, James White, Dion Glover. Coach: Rick Mahorn.


Each game is played first team to 60 points, win by two. Halftime will occur when one team reaches 30 points.


The 2017 BIG3 draft was held on April 30 in Las Vegas. Here's how it went down.

BIG3 Basketball: BIG3 3-on-3 basketball league Round 1
1. Trilogy Rashad McCants
2. 3s Company Andre Owens
3. Killers 3s Reggie Evans
4. Tri State Xavier Silas
5. 3 Headed Monsters Kwame Brown
6. Power Jerome Williams
7. Ball Hogs Derrick Byars
8. Ghost Ballers Mo Evans

Round 2
1. Ghost Ballers Marcus Banks
2. Ball Hogs Rasual Butler
3. Power DeShawn Stevenson
4. 3 Headed Monsters Eddie Badsen
5. Tri State Lee Nailon
6. Killer 3s Larry Hughes
7. 3s Company Mike Sweetney
8. Trilogy James White

Round 3
1. 3 Headed Monsters Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf
2. Ball Hogs Dominic McGuire
3. Trilogy Dion Glover
4. Power Moochie Norris
5. 3s Company Ruben Patterson
6. Ghost Ballers Ivan Johnson
7. Tri State Mike James
8. Killer 3s Brian Cook