BY: CRAIG ELLENPORT

On September 30, 2016, a portion of Deering Avenue that runs across the north side of John Hay High School near downtown Cleveland was renamed for the school’s most famous athlete. The street sign reads:

Charles Oakley Way.

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The BIG3 announced at today’s New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets game that the highly anticipated professional 3-on-3 basketball league’s first game day will tip off at Bar-clays Center in Brooklyn on June 25, 2017. BIG3 has continued to gain momentum since first launching in January and has celebrated the steady acquisition of big name talent. Brooklyn will be the first stop in the 10 week season, that will bring exhilarating 3-on-3 basketball played by some of the game’s most revered names to a different city each weekend this summer.

Fresh off the announcement that the BIG3 will get underway at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on June 25th, the professional 3-on-3 league has announced another big name acquisition with the signing of the legendary Julius “Dr. J” Erving as a coach. Erving will round out the league’s eight team coaches, joining the ranks of Allen Iverson, Charles Oakley, Gary Payton, George Gervin, Clyde Drexler, Rick Barry, and Rick Mahorn.

Hall of Famer Allen Iverson finally has a name for his 3-on-3 team, the Big3 basketball league just announced it'll be "3'S COMPANY!"

The Answer will officially spread the word the Wednesday -- with the logo and team colors making their debut too.

As for Allen's team, the draft is set for later this year and he'll have some big names to choose from including Brian Scalabrine, Reggie Evans and Josh Childress and Iverson's old running buddy, Larry Hughes ... AI's co-captain is Dermarr Johnson.

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