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

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13 minutes ago, 4_tattoos said:

So Allen Iverson no showed this week's Big3 game in Dallas. Some sites have reported that he was spotted in a Texas casino over the weekend.

 

Needless to say that is one of the worse possible things for this league. Which is a shame because many people do actually enjoy the games.

Reportedly, it was an Illinois casino. The only casino in Texas is on Native American land in SW Texas, a place where AI would never be near. They filled the lower bowl, but 1,500 seats were sold 50% off via GroupOn.

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I wonder if Big3 will go back to their original point system (first to 60 wins; halftime when a teams gets to 30) for their playoffs and championship since there will be be less game played those days?

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5 hours ago, 4_tattoos said:

I wonder if Big3 will go back to their original point system (first to 60 wins; halftime when a teams gets to 30) for their playoffs and championship since there will be be less game played those days?

I doubt it as they will be on live on big FOX immediately before the McGregor/Mayweather preshow and undercard. They've got 90 minutes (4:30-6 PM EDT), maybe 15-30 overrun, but know that FOX won't be happy with them going long.

 

 

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16 hours ago, dfwabel said:
17 hours ago, 4_tattoos said:

I wonder if Big3 will go back to their original point system (first to 60 wins; halftime when a teams gets to 30) for their playoffs and championship since there will be be less game played those days?

I doubt it as they will be on live on big FOX immediately before the McGregor/Mayweather preshow and undercard. They've got 90 minutes (4:30-6 PM EDT), maybe 15-30 overrun, but know that FOX won't be happy with them going long.

 

They should have scheduled it the other way, as Fox could probably show the entire McGregor-Mayweather fight during halftime of the Big3 game.

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I certainly hope so. I have money on an early KO.

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Went to the games today at Staples. They're fun to watch but you do start the feel the drag since it's four hours. The crowd was treated to unexpected appearances by LL Cool J,  Chris Brown, Oscar de la Hoya, and Allen Iverson. Ice Cube had a four point shootout against Lavar Ball and won. Plus a Snoop Dogg concert! Well worth the $24 I paid for a suite.

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Well the Big3 season is winding down. Championship game this weekend in Vegas and it will actually be televised live. I don't know whether or not this league will return next year, but I truly enjoyed watching this summer. It's a fun league.

 

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17 hours ago, 4_tattoos said:

Well the Big3 season is winding down. Championship game this weekend in Vegas and it will actually be televised live. I don't know whether or not this league will return next year, but I truly enjoyed watching this summer. It's a fun league.

 

They claim to average 11K/weekend. They should be back.

 

EDIT: FS1 will partner with them next season.  So I'd say they're coming back. 

Edited by dfwabel
FS1 press release added

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On ‎8‎/‎22‎/‎2017 at 10:58 PM, dfwabel said:

EDIT: FS1 will partner with them next season.  So I'd say they're coming back. 

Good news!

 

Saw an interview Ice Cube did on the Skip Bayless/Shannon Sharpe show. He said they'll make some changes to the league going into next season. Mentioning live TV games being a possibility.

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I'll put this here as it is a 3-on-3 game.

 

During next year's Final Four, there will be a $100K tournament for guys who are out of eligibility.

https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/new-3-on-3-tournament-will-have-college-seniors-playing-for-100k-during-final-four/

 

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It's the first tournament of its kind -- for money -- at the college level. The only players eligible to participate are seniors who have exhausted their eligibility and therefore are not expected to be subject to NCAA violations for receiving impermissible benefits. Intersport has organized the annual college 3-point and slam dunk contest, held at the Final Four, for the past 29 years.

"As with their 3-point shooting contest and dunk contest, this event is not associated with the NCAA or the Final Four," NCAA director of media coordination David Worlock told CBS Sports. "That's the only comment we have at this time." 

 

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The championship game was really good. There was a last minute foul call that was kinda suspect, but still a fun finish. The first championship team (Trilogy) finishes undefeated and the trophy they got is pretty nice as well.

 

Looking forward to next season and the changes they make.

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45 minutes ago, Lee Noire said:

The championship game was really good. There was a last minute foul call that was kinda suspect, but still a fun finish. The first championship team (Trilogy) finishes undefeated and the trophy they got is pretty nice as well.

 

Looking forward to next season and the changes they make.

 

The first change is that Kenyon Martin should be wearing no. 6, not no. 4.

 

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Seeing how Martin was Trilogy's marquee player going into this season, he could've probably got any number he wanted. Maybe he just didn't want to wear number 6 :unsure:

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I saw (and really enjoyed) that game yesterday. My main takeaway: 48-years-old-and-full-of-gray Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf out there straight sonning cats. I got a huge kick out of that.

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5 hours ago, Buc said:

I saw (and really enjoyed) that game yesterday. My main takeaway: 48-years-old-and-full-of-gray Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf out there straight sonning cats. I got a huge kick out of that.

In contrast when Allen Iverson did play early on in this season he looked like a total has-been. It was sad watching him out there considering how good of a player he was in his prime.

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