Ice Cube “Big 3” basketball started its season on July 10. Yesterday, I watched part of the game, which airs on CBS. Very impressive. Good to see the Big 3 back for season 4. Especially, since Covid-19 had shut every arena down in 2020. Some of the games will be played in Las Vegas and some in New Orleans. Fans will be able to enjoy ten weeks of action-packed basketball.
The co-founder of the Big 3 Jeff Kwatinetz shared this before the season got underway,
“After a challenging year, we can’t wait to have our players back on the court for the best BIG3 season yet – where the world’s top competitors come together on one court and provide fans with an unmatched entertainment experience. We are excited to bring the BIG3 to two basketball-rich cities and we know our players will put on a show,” said BIG3 Co-Founders, Ice Cube and Jeff Kwatinetz.”
Let me bring you up to speed, the Big 3 started with 8 teams. However, there are now 12 teams,
- 3 Headed Monsters
- 3’s Company
- Ball Hogs
- Ghost Ballers
- Killer 3’s
- Tri – State
With, a new chief executive Chris Hannon who was hired to replace Jeff Kwatinetz (former CEO) the league is making strides. In addition, Ice Cube has made some other changes as well, former seven-time NBA star Joe Johnson is back. And some new faces have joined, Nick” Swaggy P” Young is the new captain of one of the teams.
Celebrities are coming out to support Ice Cube
Of course, Ice Cube and his wife are usually courtside. On Sunday’s game, Lisa Leslie was one of the sports analysts. Incidentally, Lisa is a Big 3 team coach for the “Triplets”. Lisa is a former Olympic champion and former WNBA star. In attendance at another game was none other than rapper Kanye West. Kanye was seen with Justin LaBoy ( famous for the meme “Demon Time”) chatting with Ice Cube. The Chicago rapper was wearing a grey ski mask and all-black attire. Keep your eyes open, I am sure other celebrities will show up during the season. Did I fail to mention, Hip Hop News Uncensored YouTube is advertising the Big 3.
Here is a list of 2021 BIG3 Dates:
- Week 1: Saturday, July 10, 2021 | 12:30-3 PM ET at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV
- Week 2: Saturday, July 17, 2021 | 2-4 PM ET at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV
- Week 2: Sunday, July 18, 2021 | 3-6 PM ET at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV
- Week 3: Saturday, July 24, 2021 | 1-3 PM ET at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV
- Week 4: Saturday, July 31, 2021 | 3-6 PM ET at Xavier University in New Orleans, LA
- Week 5: Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 4 PM ET at Xavier University in New Orleans, LA
- Week 6: Saturday, August 7, 2021 | 12-2 PM ET at Xavier University in New Orleans, LA
- Week 7: Saturday, August 14, 2021 | 1-3 PM ET at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV
- Week 8: Saturday, August 21, 2021 | 1-3 PM ET at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV
- Week 9: Saturday, August 28, 2021 | 3-6 PM ET on CBS, Location TBA (Playoffs)
- Week 10: Saturday, September 4, 2021 | 3:30-6 PM ET on CBS, Location TBA (Championship)
Don’t forget to check out the games. You will not be disappointed.
Check out the video above for more details.