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Ice Cube, and Allen Iverson formally announce the BIG3 (3-on-3 Professional Basketball League).

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How many teams play on any given date? All 8? That'd be nice to get 4 games for your ticket.

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42 minutes ago, Lee Noire said:

How many teams play on any given date? All 8? That'd be nice to get 4 games for your ticket.

All eight play.

 

Games aren't timed.  It's the first to 60 with halftime at the first to 30.

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4 hours ago, goalieboy82 said:

what the league will end up as:

Image result for fairly odd parents buring money

Gotta try other Summer sports entertainment since kids won't watch MLB. They've got TV, so this is all about putting butts in seats now.

Getting money via moving their date for Mayweather will positively impact their bottom line.

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Beat me to it. I didn't realize Cube was a logo/uniform nerd like us. Great read. Still wish the Ghost Ballers were just called the Ghosts.

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A random redditor said today's Brooklyn show was a lot of fun. I do wish it was on TV live though; any "production" of it is likely to be very lame.

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Why do people hate pretty much every new league that starts, regardless of what it is or what it's being created for?

 

I remember back when I was a lower-case g, we had the Roller Hockey International (or World Hockey League, I forget) and it was silly and bad, but there was pretty much nothing else to watch so people (including me) kinda got into it.

 

Not sure how too much content (i.e. choices) is a bad thing.  

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1 hour ago, BringBackTheVet said:

Why do people hate pretty much every new league that starts, regardless of what it is or what it's being created for?

 

I remember back when I was a lower-case g, we had the Roller Hockey International (or World Hockey League, I forget) and it was silly and bad, but there was pretty much nothing else to watch so people (including me) kinda got into it.

 

Not sure how too much content (i.e. choices) is a bad thing.  

 

That's a really good question. Threatened by change, I guess.

 

The XFL was the best example of this. Everyone killed it, and I never really got why. Yes, it was goofy and McMahon is a buffon, but it also had some interesting ideas -- several of which have been incorporated into other pro sports. People hated the UFL too (that's gone, right?).

 

More options for entertainment and more options for guys playing the sports seems the best outcome for everyone.

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1 hour ago, BringBackTheVet said:

Why do people hate pretty much every new league that starts, regardless of what it is or what it's being created for?

 

I remember back when I was a lower-case g, we had the Roller Hockey International (or World Hockey League, I forget) and it was silly and bad, but there was pretty much nothing else to watch so people (including me) kinda got into it.

 

Not sure how too much content (i.e. choices) is a bad thing.  

I used to watch the beach roller hockey on ESPN 2 back in the early-mid 90s. That was great. Having more sports or even multiple leagues of sports is so much better than too much coverage of leagues. I'm looking at you, NFL and NBA.

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I like the idea of this and when Ice Cube was on the Bill Simmons podcast he sold me on it. It's like a Senior Tour for basketball players. I could watch that especially when the sports calendar right now is just a whole buncha baseball. 

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15 hours ago, DG_Now said:

A random redditor said today's Brooklyn show was a lot of fun. I do wish it was on TV live though; any "production" of it is likely to be very lame.

It took over six hours.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2017/06/26/big3-league-debut-presents-a-mixed-bag-for-its-future/?utm_term=.8b9a4848a12c

 

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This, inherently, is the league’s problem. Fans arrived at Barclays Center Sunday hoping to see Iverson. And while the crowd remained surprisingly engaged throughout the day, most fans left after Iverson was done, and some booed play when he was on the sideline.

For as much as everyone associated with the league argued it was anything but a novelty act, fans didn’t pay to watch Iverson’s teammate, Andre Owens, finish with 20 points and 15 rebounds; they paid to watch Iverson. And if Iverson is only going to play token minutes, how long will the league be able to maintain interest?

Still, Sunday provided positives for the league’s organizers. The crowd was as large, and as good, as they could’ve hoped for. And there were a few moments of genuine excitement, including game-winning baskets to dramatically close out the first two games — an and-one layup by Rashard Lewis, and Stevenson’s three-pointer — that were met with standing ovations, and big celebrations by the victors.

 

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