After a season away because of the coronavirus pandemic, the BIG3 is set to make its return.
The league made the announcement in a statement on its website.
“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,” league co-founders Ice Cube and Jeff Kwatinetz said on the website. “We are excited to bring the BIG3 to two basketball rich cities and we know our players will put on a show.”
This season is scheduled to tip off July 1o at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Games will also be held at Xavier (La.) University during the eight-week regular season, which will be capped by two weeks worth of playoffs. The championship is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 4.
The BIG3 is made up mostly of former NBA players and games are held in a 3-on-3 format. Games will be broadcast by Paramount+ and CBS.
“We are happy to have two great host cities in Las Vegas and New Orleans for our fourth season, bringing our fast paced and one-of-a-kind game back to fans across the country,” said BIG3 CEO Chris Hannan.
— BIG3 (@thebig3) April 2, 2021