This past Monday, Ice Cube’s Big3 league finally released its full schedule and rosters after finally securing a TV deal with Fox Sports.
On Wednesday, the league had yet another announcement and it had to do with their draft that involves upwards of 70+ former NBA players.
“The Big3, the 3-on-3 league involving former NBA players such as Allen Iverson that will debut this summer, will hold its draft next week.
The league will hold a draft lottery on April 28, its combine the next night and the draft on April 30. The draft will be held at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
More than 70 players have signed up to play in entertainer Ice Cube’s league, including former NBA stars such as Latrell Sprewell, Charles Oakley, Chauncey Billups and Steve Francis. They will divided among eight teams: 3’s Company, Three-Headed Monsters; Killer 3s; Ghost Ballers; Trilogy, Tri-State, Power and Ball Hogs.
Hall of Famers Julius Erving, Clyde Drexler, George Gervin, Rick Barry and Gary Payton are scheduled to be coaches.
The league begins play June 25, with the first game set for Barclays Center in Brooklyn.”
Just in case you missed the season schedule and player/coach pairings:
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.
Team names and player-coach pairings were also revealed.
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