Metta World Peace, Baron Davis, Chauncey Billups, Kenyon Martin, Amar’e Stoudemire, Nate Robinson Among Elite Players to Battle it Out on the Half-Court
Tickets for the 2018 BIG3 Season are officially on sale and can be purchased at BIG3.com. The season will tip-off on Friday, June 22 in Houston and will make stops each Friday in a new city including Chicago, Oakland, Detroit, Miami, Toronto, Boston, Atlanta, Dallas and Brooklyn (full schedule included below). Each BIG3 stop will feature four back-to-back games and each ticket will gain admission to all four games. Ticket prices start at $20.
The BIG3 is a professional three-on-three basketball league founded by producer, actor and music legend Ice Cube and entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz. The league features eight teams of elite basketball players including Chauncey Billups, Kenyon Martin, Al Harrington, Amar’e Stoudemire and Rashard Lewis, to name a few, playing in a half-court three-on-three format. Games are played first to 50 points, making it so that each game ends with a winning shot. BIG3 has also introduced the 4-point circle which is set back from the 3-point arc, and adds an exciting new factor which has the ability to quickly swing a game. Teams are coached by basketball legends including Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving, Gary Payton, Allen Iverson, Nancy Lieberman and Charles Oakley to name a few (full team rosters below). Clyde ‘The Glide’ Drexler serves as Commissioner of the league.
2018 BIG3 SEASON SCHEDULE
WEEK 1 | June 22: Toyota Center | Houston, Texas
WEEK 2 | June 29: United Center | Chicago, Illinois
WEEK 3 | July 6: Oracle Arena | Oakland, California
WEEK 4 | July 13: Little Caesars Arena | Detroit, Michigan
WEEK 5 | July 20: American Airlines Arena | Miami, Florida
WEEK 6 | July 27: Air Canada Centre | Toronto, Ontario
WEEK 7 | August 3: TD Garden | Boston, Massachusetts
WEEK 8 | August 10: Infinite Energy Arena | Atlanta, Georgia
WEEK 9 | August 17: American Airlines Center | Dallas, Texas *Playoffs*
WEEK 10 | August 24: Barclays Center | Brooklyn, New York *Championship Finals*
The BIG3 successfully debuted in packed arenas last summer and was warmly embraced by fans across the United States and internationally. Celebrities like Snoop Dogg, Chance the Rapper, LL Cool J, Russell Westbrook, Cardi B, James Harden and Lavar Ball flocked to games throughout the season. BIG3 games are family-friendly, and offer the opportunity to see and interact with some of the biggest names to have ever played the sport of basketball.
For the latest news and league updates, and to purchases tickets, visit BIG3.com.