The Big 3 Invades Dallas!

Photo Courtesy: Craig Ellaport

By DaVince “Dino” Wright

Big 3 Playoffs
Place: American Airlines Center
Date: Friday, August 17
Time: 6 p.m.
TV: Fox Sports

A few years ago 3 on 3 was the biggest thing to hit basketball in years. Dallas was home to the largest 3 on 3 tournament in the world called Hoop It Up. Players from all over the world would come and participate in living out their hoop dreams in the streets of Dallas West End. That seemed like a million years ago. Flash forward to Friday night in Dallas. The American Airlines Center will be filled to capacity with basketball junkies. The Big 3 is taking over.

The league was founded by rapper, producer, actor and movie mogul Ice Cube. Along with his partner Jeff Kwatinetz the league started in 2017 and has acquired a large following In a very short span. The league features all time greats from the NBA. The leagues commissioner is NBA Hall Of Famer Clyde Drexler from The Houston Rockets. Amy Trask is the Chairman of the Board and Angelica Cob-Baehler is Chief Marketing Officer. Adidas is the outfitter for the league as well.

There are only 8 teams in the league. They only play 8 regular season games in 8 different cities around the country. The teams consists of 7 players. The games are played in a half court setting. The first team to score 50 points wins the game. Half time is at the halfway point (25 points) scored by any team. Not only do the league has a three point line, but they also have a 4 point spot (3) three in different spots on the floor. Here`s the current standings and captains for each team.

The teams involved in Friday Nights Playoffs are:
1.Power – 7-1 LA Clipper – Corey Maggette
2.3 Headed Monsters 7-1 Seattle Super Sonic – Rashard Lewis
3.3`s Company 5-3 LA Clipper – Baron Davis
4.Tri-State 5-3 Pacer – Jermaine O’ Neal
5.Trilogy 3-5 Nets – Kenyon Martin
6.Killer 3`s 3-5 Pistons – Chauncey Billups
7.Ball Hogs 1-7 Mavs – DeShawn Stevenson
8.Ghost Ballers 1-7 Kings – Mike Bibby

The Championship Game will be played on August 24 in Brooklyn, New York. The top 2 teams leaving Dallas with a win will play in the championship. My prediction for the playoffs:
Power will beat TriState by 9 and 3 Headed Monsters will beat 3’s Company by 6. Next week in New York Power will win the championship over 3 Headed Monster by 3!