The BIG3 Weekly Recap – Ballout Festival Dallas

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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

Heading into Dallas with playoff implications on the line this weekend and which teams would punch their tickets to the playoffs in New Orleans, as if each game intensity wasn’t enough – The BIG3 pretty much said themselves,

“Hell let’s just make it bigger!”

Then proceeded to announce the BIG3 Ballout Basketball Festival in Dallas, Texas.

The first-of-its-kind event to feature six games with musical performances and more at American Airlines Center.

“As a league, we want to continue to be innovative and provide our fans with a truly first-class experience, and there is no better way than this groundbreaking festival and celebration of basketball,” said BIG3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz. “This will be a star-studded entertainment event with world-class musicians and athletes in a beautiful city with a rich basketball tradition.”

Ice Cube and BIG3 commissioner Clyde Drexler made appearances in many of the fan-friendly activities.

“Cause it’s bigger than basketball, you know,” Ice Cube says, “When I told these guys about the Big3, and they blessed me by being apart of the league, I explained to them that I wanted to do things in the community, and it wasn’t about just going to play a basketball game, but it was about leaving the communities better than when we found them. A little more love, a little more happiness.”

“It’s a blessing that Ice Cube has put this together to give us the platform to get 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.


The BIG3 playoff matchups in New Orleans next week is as follows:

Triplets vs 3 Headed Monsters and Power vs Killer 3s

Winners to face each other for the BIG3 title at Ice Cube’s home turf…Los Angeles!


– MVP Candidate Joe Johnson Set League Record for Points in a Single Season, “Iso Joe” Also Ties  BIG3 Single Season Assists Record –

Final score and BIG3 season record: Triplets 51 (7-1) – Ghost Ballers 38 (4-4)


– Ball Hogs End Winless Streak and Spoil Playoff Hopes for Bivouac Basically Saying, “If We aren’t Going to Playoffs, Neither Are You!”

Final score and BIG3 season record: Ball Hogs 50 (1-7) -Bivouac 48 (4-4)

– With too many playoff scenarios to keep track of, 3 Headed Monsters knew they absolutely had to win to have a chance at the post season, so they did –

Final score and BIG3 season record: 3 Headed Monsters 52 (4-4) – Power 46 (5-3)


– The Killer 3’s avoided a 4th loss in their last 5 games and clinched a playoff berth with a dominant win over the Enemies –

Final score and BIG3 season record: Killer 3’s 50 (5-3) – Enemies 46 (3-5)

– Point Differential Be Damn…3’s Company Squashes Playoff Dreams for Trilogy and Knocks the 2017 Champs Out of Playoff Contention –

Final score and BIG3 season record: 3’s Company 50 (4-4) – Trilogy 28 (4-4)


– Amar’e Stoudemire lead Tri-State with 17 points, including his last two which came on a game-winning tip-in –

Final score and BIG3 season record: Tri-State 51 (4-4) – Aliens 44 (3-5)


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