Some details about the upcoming 3 on 3 league.
Ice Cube's Big3 League, featuring a who's who of some of your favorite retired NBA players, is scheduled to tip off this Summer beginning on June 24th.
Each team will include five players (three starters, two subs) and those teams will take part in a 10-week season, four games being played each week in a new city, culminating with the championship on August 12th.
According to the Big3 League official website:
"Regular season games will follow each Saturday for 10 weeks. Games are played on centered hardwood courts in the best arenas and venues in the country. Individual player introductions add a new level of personality to this team sport. Instead of a tip off, each game starts with a half-court do-or-die shootout. 4 games per day with fan events, halftime shows, exhibits and after-parties."
"In April 2017, BIG3 will hold a combine for all players in the draft pool. Player captains and co-captains along with the coaches and league executives will watch draft players compete in scrimmages, run drills, and complete strength and conditioning workouts. Following the combine, the BIG3 will hold a draft with each of the eight teams’ captains filling out their five player rosters."
The player captains are: Allen Iverson (player/coach), Chauncey Billups, Jermaine O'Neal, Kenyon Martin, Mike Bibby, Jason Williams, Rashard Lewis, Stephen Jackson, Bonzi Wells, Al Harrington, Corey Maggette, and Ricky Davis.
Other players include: Kenny Anderson, Jamario Moon, Smush Parker, Ruben Patterson, Etan Thomas, Latrell Sprewell, Earl Boykins, J.R. Rider, Brian Cook and Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf.
In addition to Iverson, the coaches are: Clyde Drexler, Gary Payton, George Gervin, Rick Barry and Rick Mahorn.
Some rules: The first team to 60 points wins with halftime taking place once a team hits 30. Teams must win by 4, there are no foul outs, rebounds must be cleared behind the 3-point line, and there will be "4-point circles" on the court as well.