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Ice Cube’s Big 3, 3-on-3 basketball league, is getting bigger & bigger. As the the league enters into its third season, it now has 12 teams. Adding four more teams than last season. The Big3 league is also now partnered with CBS and CBS Sports as a broadcaster.
The Big3 Draft kicked off Wednesday in Las Vegas, which had a nice amount of former NBA and collegiate players. This years draft featured Lamar Odom, Greg Oden, Jason Richardson, Mario Chalmers and Steve Blake.
New players who have already been picked up this season include Shannon Brown, Kendrick Perkins, Anthony Morrow, Metta World Peace, Chris Andersen aka “Birdman” and Nate Robinson.
The league also has two female coaches, for team Triplets is Lisa Leslie and for team Power is Nancy Leiberman.
You may be wondering how the Big3 does their draft, here are the rules:
Since the Power are defending champions, they’re not able to draft any new players. The order will be determined with a lottery, which will be announced leading into the draft. Last year’s runners-up, 3’s Company, can either keep two players or put its entire lineup into the pool. After that, the teams will be selected in order by “captains” in the order set by the lottery.
With many more now being able to tune in, the Big3 season will tip off June 22nd.
Written by Clarke Jones
Source: The Big3