BIG3 Basketball 2020 Schedule

Season Four

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

By: Julio Olmo

The Big 3 season fourth season will launch on Saturday, June 20. Games will take place every Saturday all summer long leading to the BIG3 Championship Game on Saturday, August 29.

The only Saturday without BIG3 action will be July 4 so players and staff can celebrate with their families and friends. 

Following the tip-off on Saturday, June 20 at the FedExForum in Memphis, the BIG3 will hit cities nationwide, including Washington D.C., Miami, and Chicago.

Playoffs will take place in Portland at the Moda Center on Saturday, August 22 and the season will conclude with the BIG3 Championship Game at Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena on Saturday, August 29.

This upcoming season is the first time the BIG3 will visit in Memphis, Minneapolis, Washington D.C., Sacramento, Hartford, and Portland.

‚ÄúAll of the cities we‚Äôre visiting this season are known to have some of the most passionate and knowledgeable sports fans in the world, and we can‚Äôt wait to bring them the BIG3,‚ÄĚ said league co-founder Ice Cube. ‚ÄúWhether we‚Äôve visited a city before or if it‚Äôs our first time in town, this year fans in the arena will be treated¬†to¬†something special with BIG3 games,¬†featuring¬†our new one-on-one Bring the Fire rule¬†and entertainment¬†acts¬†every weekend.‚ÄĚ

The BIG3 will play only in one city on Saturdays to create festivals in each market, a new feature this season that comes following the success and thrill of BIG3 Ballout in Dallas last year.

Festivals will include six games in one venue, musical and entertainment performances, and YOUNG3 clinics in the community throughout the weekend.

‚ÄúWe‚Äôre pumped to bring the BIG3 to new cities and venues for our millions of¬†fans across the country to enjoy,‚ÄĚ said BIG3 co-founder Jeff¬†Kwatinetz. ‚ÄúEach¬†city we visit¬†on Saturdays¬†will be treated to the¬†hard-nosed, fast-paced on-court action of the BIG3,¬†along with performances from various¬†world class¬†entertainers¬†and YOUNG3 clinics for kids in each neighborhood¬†throughout the weekend.‚ÄĚ

Announcement comes right after¬†the¬†recognition of the creation¬†and¬†official introduction of the new global sport FIREBALL3 and¬†a series of¬†additional¬†enhancements¬†for the league¬†revealed¬†earlier¬†this year that include:¬†lowering the¬†minimum¬†age to qualify for athletes from 27 to 22¬†to continue to increase competitiveness;¬†a new ‚ÄúBring the Fire‚ÄĚ rule that allows teams one¬†challenge per half resulting in an in-game¬†one-on-one¬†with the victor winning the call;¬†no longer requiring professional basketball experience and encouraging the best athletes¬†in the world to tryout.

Also the overall consensus is that the NBA All-Star game’s new format is completely due – and credited!, to the BIG 3 Basketball influence.

Julio Olmo
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