With the NBA season over, fans all over the world might be looking for a basketball league to help relieve their basketball itch. If you are one of those fans, then Big3 basketball might be perfect for you.
Started by famous celebrity Ice Cube, Big3 basketball offers basketball fans with a chance to watch competitive 3-on-3 basketball games with former NBA players using a variety of unique rules that make this league extremely different than any other basketball league in the world. Some of these rules include a four point shot and a “win by 2” rule.
In total, there are eight teams within the league and each team contains a head coach, a team captain and a team co-captain. Every captain was a well-known NBA player earlier in their respective careers. Some of which include Allen Iverson, Rashard Lewis and Mike Bibby. Each team has a roster of five active players and one reserve. Every player, except the team captains and co-captains, was selected via draft on April 30.
One potential issue regarding this league is its lack of live broadcasting. Every game that is being aired on Fox Sports 1 tonight was actually played yesterday at the Barclays Center. This can be potentially problematic in a social media-driven society where people can easily release the results of each game prior to its airing on television. As much as I enjoy the play-by-play broadcasting of Gus Johnson, the fact that each game is on tape delay can be a potential deal breaker.
Overall, I expect this league to be a nice change of pace from regular basketball. In my life, I have always supported new leagues in sports including the XFL and Slamball. This league might also hold added significance due to the adoption of 3-on-3 basketball in the 2020 Olympic games. If this league succeeds, then perhaps some of its rules can be used in the Olympics.
Regardless of whether or not the league succeeds or not, the debut of Big3 basketball is definitely worth watching.
Big3 Basketball Viewing Details
Date: Monday, June 26, 2017
Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
Big3 Basketball Viewing Details
Your best bet for watching Big3 basketball via a live stream is the Fox Sports Go app. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the Big3 basketball games through Sling TV. Sling TV is a service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computers, or mobile devices for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes Fox Sports 1 and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
You can also live stream Fox Sports 1 online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you will receive a full week free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the seven day period, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
Watch Big3 Basketball On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch the Big3 basketball on your TV or computer, Fox Sports has you covered with the Fox Sports Go app. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App Store, Google Play, Amazon Store, or Windows Store.
You can also watch the games on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App Store or Google Play. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.