Ice Cube’s Big3 League Starts At Barclays Center In Brooklyn

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 11: (L-R) Jeff Kwatinetz, Rashard Lewis, Allen Iverson, Ice Cube, Kenyon Martin, and Roger Mason Jr. attend a press conference announcing the launch of the BIG3, a new, professional 3-on-3 basketball league, on January 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for BIG3) ORG XMIT: 691015503 ORIG FILE ID: 631496728

More basketball the better for me because I am a NBA and basketball junky. When the NBA season ends as a sports fan I am depressed. Thank god for NBA TV!

Watched the NBA Draft a few days ago and the NBA Summer League starts soon. Meanwhile their is another league starting up. A idea of producer/rapper and actor Ice Cube a league of former NBA players will play in a league called Big3. The Big3 started with its first games on 6/25 at the Barkleys Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. home of the Nets.

It will be 3 against 3 on the court with a four point shot. First team to 60 points win but you have to win by two points. Plus their is no fouling out. As a NBA fan it will be fun to see the former NBA players on the court. Most of them in the late 30s to early to mid 40’s. Even a few players who are in their early 50’s.

Some of the players will be former Seattle Sonic Ruban Patterson, Al Thornton, another former Sonic Rashard Lewis, “White Chocolate” Jason Williams, Kwame Brown, Mahomoud Addul-Rauf. NBA Hall Of Fame member and of course Sonic great “The Glove” Gary Payton will be a coach.

Also playing will be Josh Childress, Rasual Butler, and another NBA Hall Of Fame member Rick Berry will be a coach. You will also see on the court Chauncey Billups as coach, player and also rapper Stephen Jackson, another former Sonic Reggie Evans, Larry Hughes, Brian Cook and former NY Knicks/Bulls star Charles Oakley will be a player and coach.

Fans will also see playing Jermaine O’Neal, Bonzi Wells, Mike James, Lou Amundson and will see the great “Dr J” Julius Erving as a coach. Also playing will be Mike Bibby, Ricky Davis, Mo Evans, Joe Smith and the great “Iceman” George Gervin will be a coach. The biggest name playing in the Big3 league will be NBA Hall of Fame member and trend setter “A.I.” Allen Iverson. Former NBA star Kenyon Martin will also be playing as will Roger Mason Jr.

The Big3 will play in 10 different cities in 10 weeks. Those cities will include here in Seattle, Washington! The schedule is below:

June 25 (Brooklyn)

July 2 (Charlotte)

July 9 (Tusla)

July 16 (Philadelphia)

July 23 (Chicago)

July 30 (Dallas)

August 6 (Lexington)

August 13 (Los Angeles)

August 20 (Playoffs here in Seattle/Key Arena)

August 27 (Finals in Las Vegas)

Games will be shown on a tape delayed basis on FS1. First games shown on June 26th. We will be following and reporting on the Big3 3 on 3 Basketball League and we look forward to reporting on the Big3 playoffs when it hits here in Seattle.