Last month, Ice Cube’s Big3 basketball league announced that the first game would take place on June 25th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. After securing a TV deal with Fox Sports, the league has finally released its full roster and schedule on Monday. Take a look below.
Team names and player-coach pairings:
3’s Company: Captains Player/Coach Allen Iverson and DerMarr Johnson
Three-Headed Monsters: Captains Rashard Lewis and Jason Williams, Coach Gary Payton
Killer 3s: Captains Chauncey Billups and Stephen Jackson, Player/Coach Charles Oakley
Ghost Ballers: Captains Mike Bibby and Ricky Davis, Coach George Gervin
Trilogy: Captains Kenyon Martin and Al Harrington, Coach Rick Mahorn
Tri-State: Captains Jermaine O’Neal and Bonzi Wells, Coach Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving
Power: Corey Maggette and Cuttino Mobley, Coach Clyde Drexler
Ball Hogs: Brian Scalabrine, PLAYER X, Coach Rick Barry
The rosters will be filled out at the BIG3 Draft, which is scheduled to take place later this month.
2017 BIG3 Season Schedule:
· June 25: Barclays Center | Brooklyn, New York
· July 2: Spectrum Center | Charlotte, North Carolina
· July 9: BOK Center | Tulsa, Oklahoma
· July 16: Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
· July 23: Bridgestone Arena | Nashville, Tennessee
· July 30: American Airlines Center | Dallas, Texas
· August 6: Rupp Arena | Lexington, Kentucky
· August 13: Staples Center | Los Angeles, California
· August 20: Key Arena | Seattle, Washington (Playoffs)
· August 26: T-Mobile Arena | Las Vegas, Nevada (Championship Finals)
BIG3 games will be played every Sunday in a different city, in a quadruple header at the same venue. Games will be presented the following night in primetime at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1 in a thrilling “Monday Night Basketball” experience. The league championship will be played on Saturday, Aug. 26 and broadcast live on the FOX broadcast network at 4:30 p.m. ET. Tickets for most dates will go on sale May 6 at Ticketmaster.com.