The BIG3 Returns to CBS for 2020

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The BIG3 is a professional 3-on-3 basketball league, featuring former NBA and international players. The league was created by musical rap artist - motion movie actor Ice Cube and entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz.

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By: Julio Olmo

The BIG3 just continues to flex their muscles, as they announce a partnership Рagain!, with CBS Sports for the league’s upcoming fourth season.

Select games will be broadcast on CBS Television Network on Saturdays throughout the summer, starting on June 20 through the BIG3 Championship Game on August 29, except over the Fourth of July weekend.

CBS Sports will feature 24 games over the 10 event days of the season with all selected games airing live on CBS.

All CBS games will have encore airings on¬†CBS Sports¬†Network.¬†The BIG3 playoffs will broadcast live on August 22 from the Moda Center in Portland. The season will be capped off with the BIG3 Championship Game¬†airing¬†live from Little Cesar’s Arena in Detroit on August 29.

‚ÄúCBS Sports¬†was a¬†remarkable partner for the¬†BIG3¬†last season as we were able to¬†take the league to a whole new level and reach new fans¬†globally, utilizing CBS‚Äô unmatched broadcast team and production, and we‚Äôre thrilled to bring¬†the BIG3¬†back¬†to their airwaves in 2020,‚ÄĚ said BIG3 co-founder¬†Ice Cube.¬†‚ÄúEvery¬†Saturday throughout the summer,¬†fans¬†can find¬†hard-nosed, fast-paced, and fun¬†on-court action¬†with the¬†best FIREBALL3 players in the world on¬†America‚Äôs most-watched network.‚ÄĚ

This announcement comes 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.

The BIG3 season will tip-off on June 20 at FedEx Forum in Memphis. Their complete has already been officially released.

BIG3 Basketball 2020 Schedule

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