The BIG3 Has Change The Game Of Basketball – 2019 Regular Season Review

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By: Julio Olmo

Taking into account the BIG3’s changing their venue from FOX Broadcasting Company to CBS Television Network and also their early – and justifiable, so – dismissal of some players at the start of their third season, I expected a drop off and the ever so popular haters favorite hit song:

“I told you all, the BIG3 wasn’t going last…

But, I know – my guy, Ice Cube.

Don’t let the smile fool you…Cube eats Adversity for breakfast.

“Our philosophy is, first they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they ask for a meeting. Then they beg for a meeting. We’re going through our stages, but we’ll be here when they beg for that meeting.”, Ice Cube.

“It’s a blessing that Ice Cube has put this together to give us the platform to hit the communities and just give back where we can. Trying to help people help themselves and just give them a little love,” said – Ghost Ballers, Ricky Davis.

“It’s always good when you’re connected to an area and have a fanbase, especially when you played in that arena,” said Jim Jackson, former Miami Heat player during the 2001-02 season who now serves as a basketball analyst.



Detroit: A live on court marriage proposal and…the names Cuttino Mobley & Reggie Evans were trending on Twitter all night


Milwaukee: Mayor Joe Hogsett Delivers Proclamation to Make June 23 “BIG3 Day” in Indianapolis 


Charlotte : “We came here Year One, got a lot of support. So it was a no brainer to come back here…”, Ice Cube


Philadelphia: After a year away, the BIG3 basketball league makes a statement with their return to Philly


“Birmingham consistently came up as one of the top 10 markets in market share, TV ratings. So it was clear that we had a lot of fans in Birmingham,”, Jeff Kwatinetz


Atlanta: The homecoming of former Atlanta Hawks stars and BIG3 MVP “ISO Joe”


Providence: “We’re one of only three non-NBA arenas that will host the BIG3”, said a very excited Dunkin’ Donuts Center general manager Larry Lepore


Brooklyn: Barclays Center is a basketball mecca and the BIG3 has deep roots to the site of its inaugural season and their return was highly anticipated


Kansas City: The BIG3’s eleven week CBS Network televised tour brought live summer basketball to the Sprint Center in Kansas City


Oklahoma City: With expansion, more sponsors and partnering with the CBS Sports Network…The BIG3 was on roll and just flexing their muscles when they visited Chesapeake Energy Arena


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Salt Lake City: The BIG3 just continues to expose more and more people to their product…with their first visit ever to Vivint Home Smart Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah


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Chicago: Ice Cube has done a lot of things in his career, but starting a sports league using his clout and connections to organize competitive 3-on-3 basketball and also maintaining it to move in the right direction has been simply amazing


Milwaukee: “We look forward to hosting a very exciting Big3,” said Fiserv Forum General Manager Raj Saha back in May. “Big3 is a continuation of our vision of making Fiserv Forum a year-round basketball campus.”


Miami: Birdman – recovering from injury & Mario Chalmers won NBA titles for Miami Heat
Coach Gary Payton also brought a title to Heat Nation. But it is Nate Robinson who steals the show on that day for the BIG3


Dallas: The BIG3 announces the Ballout Basketball Festival in Dallas, Texas. The first-of-its-kind basketball event to feature six games with musical performances






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


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