Big 3


Player Combine on April 11; Live Draft Airing on FS1 April 12

(NEW YORK, NY) March 19, 2018 FOX Sports will broadcast the BIG3 2018 Player Draft on April 12, 8-10 p.m. ET, following the league’s Player Combine on April 11. The draft will air live on FS1 and the FOX Sports GO and FOX Sports apps, incorporating footage from the previous day’s combine, where nearly 100 players will vie for 19 available roster spots. The combine takes place at Santa Monica College (Calif.) followed by the 2018 BIG3 Player Draft, also in Los Angeles.

“The BIG3’s inaugural season showed everyone that we are all about competitive, 3-on-3 basketball being played at the highest level,” said BIG3 co-Founder and co-CEO Ice Cube.  “Players know that to dominate in the league, you’re going to have to go hard and earn your buckets.  It’s that level of intensity that has attracted so many talented new players this season.  With over 100 guys in the draft pool competing for 19 roster spots - there are absolutely no guarantees. I’m looking forward to seeing who puts on a show and rises above the rest.”

Six of the BIG3’s eight teams will fill three remaining roster spots at the BIG3 Draft.  Per BIG3 rules, the championship team, Trilogy, must keep its existing roster to defend the title. 3 Headed Monsters, the 2017 Runner-up, exercised the option to keep two original draft players, and chose to retain Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf and Kwame Brown, and will send Eddie Basden back into the draft pool. 

BIG3 expanded its 2018 season team rosters from five to six players, adding a second co-captain to each team. Ron Artest, Amar’e Stoudemire, Nate Robinson, Baron Davis, Carlos Boozer and Drew Gooden have been announced as co-captains.

“The BIG3 is bold and different, and we’ll showcase that energy throughout our live broadcasts,” says John Entz, President, FOX Sports Production and Executive Producer, FOX Sports.  “In season two, we’ll focus on both the preseason tip-off moments and on-court matchups that accelerate the league.”


The 2018 BIG3 Draft pool comprises players from the 2017 inaugural BIG3 season and newly signed players, including Jerome Williams, Lee Nailon, Marcus Banks, Mo Evans, Al Thornton, DeShawn Stevenson, Joe Smith, Brian Cook, Moochie Norris, Mike James, Mike Sweetney, Larry Hughes, Kendall Gill, Xavier Silas, Andre Owens, Jannero Pargo, Keith Bogans, Tyrus Thomas, Quentin Richardson, Eddy Curry, Greg Oden, Smush Parker, Morris Peterson and Jonathan Bender.

The BIG3 recently announced the 2018 season schedule, unveiling several new stops including Houston, Oakland, Detroit, Miami, Toronto, Boston, and Atlanta. The 10-week season will tip off in Houston, Texas on June 22 at the Toyota Center.  For more information about the league, visit  All games will be broadcast on FOX and FS1 as well as streaming on FOX Sports GO and FOX Sports apps


BIG3 Players Chauncey Billups, Jermaine O’Neal, Jerome ‘Junk Yard Dog’ Williams and Corey Maggette Join BIG3 Board of Directors


(NEW YORK) March 15, 2018 — NBA Champion and 10-time All-Star Clyde Drexler has been named Commissioner of the BIG3.  Drexler, who served as coach of BIG3 team Power for the league’s inaugural 2017 season, has signed a three-year deal that will see him as BIG3’s Commissioner through the 2020 season. As Commissioner he will help lead the BIG3’s basketball operations as well as executing the league’s long-term strategy on all fronts.

“Clyde is a consummate professional, revered businessman, and indisputably one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball,” said league Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Jeff Kwatinetz and Ice Cube.  “We were thrilled to have his early support as a coach for our inaugural season, and couldn’t be more pleased to welcome him to the executive team as BIG3 Commissioner.”

Clyde ‘The Glide’ Drexler is a 15-year NBA veteran, a two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, NBA League Champion (‘95), 10-time NBA All-Star, and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history.  During his distinguished NBA career, Drexler played for the Portland Trail Blazers (‘83-’95) and Houston Rockets (‘95-’98) and won a gold medal as part of the 1992 US Men’s Olympic Basketball ‘Dream Team.’

“I wholeheartedly believe in what Ice Cube and Jeff have brought to life with the BIG3,’ said Drexler.  “The level of play and the professionalism I witnessed last season far exceeded anything that many of us involved ever imagined.  I am proud to assume the role of BIG3 Commissioner and look forward to working closely with Ice Cube and Jeff as we continue to build off of the momentum established in our first season.”

In his role as Commissioner, Drexler will join the BIG3 Board of Directors, alongside Jeff Kwatinetz and Ice Cube, and Chairman of the Board Amy Trask.  Also joining the Board as directors and board observers will be players Chauncey Billups, Jermaine O’Neal, Corey Maggette and Jerome ‘Junk Yard Dog’ Williams as well as legal legend Mark Geragos.


Toronto, Boston, Atlanta, Oakland Among New Hoops Hotbed Stops For 2018

10 Week Season Tips Off in Houston; 2018 League Champions To Be Crowned in Brooklyn


(NEW YORK) March 12, 2018 — BIG3 has unveiled the 2018 season schedule, giving fans a glimpse at where they can catch the three-on-three league that lit up last year’s summer basketball scene.  The inaugural season thrilled fans in arenas across the country with gritty, competitive basketball featuring some of the sport’s biggest and most iconic names.  This offseason BIG3 has showed no signs of slowing, and has continued to bolster their roster of all-star talent, attracting new players like Metta World Peace, Amar’e Stoudemire, Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis, Nate Robinson and Baron Davis, to name a few. 

“During the offseason, we heard from BIG3 fans all over the country who want to see their favorite ballers come to their cities. People are really pumped up to see some of their beloved NBA greats play the game of basketball at the professional level again,” said BIG3 co-Founder and co-CEO Ice Cube.

The BIG3’s ten-week season will tip off in Houston, TX on June 22 at the Toyota Center, and will visit Chicago, Oakland, Detroit, Miami, Toronto, Dallas, Boston, with Atlanta hosting the playoffs, and the Championship Game taking place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.  All stops will feature four back-to-back games and will take place on Friday evenings this season.

BIG3 games will be broadcast live on FOX Broadcast Network and FS1 all season long.

The full season schedule is below:


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*

“We were thrilled by how quickly fans embraced the league last season, and look forward to bringing them an even bigger and better BIG3 this year. All off-season we've been working hard to elevate the game - we've added incredible talent, new cities, and have more exciting updates on the way," added BIG3 co-Founder and co-CEO Jeff Kwatinetz.

Information on 2018 season ticket sales is forthcoming.  For more information, please visit


Stoudemire Will Team Up with Tri-State’s Nate Robinson and Jermaine O’Neal


NEW YORK, NY – Feb. 13, 2018 – The BIG3 announced today that Amar’e Stoudemire has signed with the BIG3 as a Co-Captain of Tri-State alongside Captain Jermaine O’Neal and Co-Captain Nate Robinson. This offseason, BIG3 expanded rosters by adding a second Co-Captain to each team. In recent weeks, Baron Davis (3’s Company), Ron Artest (Killer 3s) Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis (Power), Carlos Boozer (Ghost Ballers) and Drew Gooden (3’s Company) have been announced as high-profile Co-Captain acquisitions.

Stoudemire played 14 seasons in the NBA. He was drafted with the ninth overall pick in the 2002 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns, where he won 2003 NBA Rookie of the Year, and played for eight seasons. In 2010, he signed with the New York Knicks as a free agent. His high-profile signing put an end to the team’s playoff drought and sparked a three-season playoff run. He went on to play with the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat, before signing a one-day contract to retire as a New York Knick in 2016. Following his NBA career, Stoudemire moved overseas and played two seasons in Israel for Hapoel Jerusalem, helping his team win the Israeli Basketball League Cup in 2016 and the Israeli League championship in 2017.

Throughout his career, Stoudemire averaged 18.9 points (15,994 total) and 7.8 rebounds (6,632) in 846 career games. He was a six-time NBA All-Star, and was named to five All-NBA Teams (two first teams, three second teams). He also won a bronze medal with the United States national team at the 2004 Olympic Games.

Stoudemire will join a Tri-State squad that finished sixth in 2017, after falling short to 3’s Company in the BIG3 Playoffs. Tri-State will round out its three remaining roster spots in the BIG3 Draft.

The BIG3 previously announced two-year agreements with 22 player captains, co-captains and coaches from the inaugural season, including 2017 BIG3 MVP Rashard Lewis, 2017 BIG3 Champions Trilogy’s Kenyon Martin, Al Harrington and coach Rick Mahorn, Allen Iverson, Corey Maggette, Chauncey Billups, Clyde Drexler, Gary Payton, Brian Scalabrine, Jermaine O’Neal, Charles Oakley, Stephen Jackson, Mike Bibby, DerMarr Johnson, Jermaine O’Neal, Ricky Davis, Josh Childress, Cuttino Mobley, Jerome “Junk Yard Dog” Williams, George “The Iceman” Gervin, and Rick Barry.

The BIG3’s 10-week season will tip off on June 22 and air live on Friday nights on FOX Broadcast Network and FS1.