The Big3: Iverson, Dr. J, Ice Man (and Ice Cube) highlight pro 3-on-3 league rosters

The Big3 is a 3-on-3 professional basketball league that will bring some of the NBA’s greatest stars back onto the court. The league’s inaugural season began June 25 at Barclays Center in New York.

The Big3 league was co-founded by Ice Cube and is managed and operated by the players. Stars like Allen Iverson, Gary Payton, Chauncey Billups, Kenyon Martin, Charles Oakley and more will be touring the country for 10 weeks. The 3-on-3 halfcourt league is aiming to provide a unique experience that includes players interacting with fans.

Tickets are available for each of the 10 venues, but thanks to Rashard Lewis, children under 13 can attend free when accompanied by an adult with a paid ticket. 

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Ice Cube, co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz and president and commissioner Roger Mason Jr.  have managed to develop unique rules.

The first team to reach 60 points wins, but the team must win by two points. All personal fouls are recorded as team fouls, meaning no foul-outs. 

Two-point and 3-point shots still apply, but a 4-point shot has been added. Three circles will be added beyond the 3-point line; a player’s feet must be touching one of the circles for him to be credited with a 4-pointer.

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In addition, a shooting foul on a missed shot will result in one free throw, and the location of the foul shot will vary. If a player is fouled on a 2-point attempt, he will shoot from the free-throw line. If a player is fouled from beyond the arc, he will shoot from the top of the 3-point line. Same with a 4-point attempt.

Instant replay applies in the new league, too.

Not only does the league boast some of the game’s greatest players of all time, but The Big3 made sure it got the coverage it wanted. Fox Sports 1 will have Gus Johnson, Jim Jackson and Michael Rapaport doing weekly game broadcasts.

Team rosters and the full schedule are listed below; the season will wrap up with the playoffs in Week 9 and the Championship Finals in Week 10. 

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The Big3 rosters

Ghost Ballers

Captain: Mike Bibby
Co-captain: Ricky Davis
Mo Evans
Marcus Banks
Ivan Johnson
Coach: George Gervin
Reserve: Joe Smith

3 Headed Monsters

Captain: Rashard Lewis
Co-captain: Jason Williams
Kwame Brown
Eddie Basden
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf
Coach: Gary Payton
Reserve: Hakim Warrick

Tri-State

Captain: Jermaine O’Neal
Co-captain: Bonzi Wells
Xavier Silas
Lee Nailon
Mike James
Coach: Julius “Dr. J” Erving
Reserve: Lou Amundson

Power

Captain: Corey Maggette
Co-captain: Cuttino Mobley
Jerome Williams
Deshawn Stevenson
Moochie Norris
Coach: Clyde Drexler
Reserve: Paul McPherson

3’s Company

Captain: Allen Iverson
Co-captain: DerMarr Johnson
Andre Owens
Mike Sweetney
Ruben Patterson
Al Thornton
Player-coach: Allen Iverson
Reserve: David Hawkins

Ball Hogs

Captain: Brian Scalabrine
Co-captain: Josh Childress
Derrick Byars
Rasual Butler
Dominic McGuire
Coach: Rick Barry
Reserve: Desmon Farmer

Killer 3’s

Captain: Chauncey Billups
Co-captain: Stephen Jackson
Reggie Evans
Larry Hughes
Brian Cook
Player-coach: Charles Oakley
Reserve: Eddie Robinson

Trilogy

Caption: Kenyon Martin
Co-captain: Al Harrington
Rashad McCants
James White
Dion Glover
Coach: Rick Mahorn
Reserve: Jannero Pargo

The Big3 schedule

June 25: Barclays Center, New York 

GAME 1: Ghost Ballers vs. 3 Headed Monsters 
GAME 2: Tri-State vs. Power 
GAME 3: 3’s Company vs. Ball Hogs 
GAME 4: Killer 3’s vs. Trilogy 

July 2: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C.

GAME 1: Ball Hogs vs. Tri-State 
GAME 2: Trilogy vs. 3 Headed Monster
GAME 3: Power vs. Killer 3s
GAME 4: 3’s Company vs. Ghost Ballers 

July 9: BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla.

GAME 1: Power vs. 3 Headed Monsters 
GAME 2: Killer 3s vs. Tri- State 
GAME 3: Ball Hogs vs. Ghost Ballers 
GAME 4: Trilogy vs. 3’s Company 

July 16: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia 

GAME 1: Ghost Ballers vs. Power 
GAME 2: Trilogy vs. Ball Hogs
GAME 3: Killer 3s vs. 3 Headed Monsters 
GAME 4: 3’s Company vs. Tri-State 

July 23: UIC Pavilion, Chicago

GAME 1: Ball Hogs vs. Power
GAME 2: 3’s Company vs. 3 Headed Monsters 
GAME 3: Tri-State vs. Trilogy 
GAME 4: Killer 3s vs. Ghost Ballers 

July 30: American Airlines Center, Dallas 

GAME 1: Killer 3s vs. Ball Hogs 
GAME 2: 3’s Company vs. Power 
GAME 3: Trilogy vs. Ghost Ballers 
GAME 4: Tri-State vs. 3 Headed Monsters 

Aug. 6: Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky. 

GAME 1: Tri-State vs. Ghost Ballers 
GAME 2: Trilogy vs. Power 
GAME 3: Ball Hogs vs. 3 Headed Monsters 
GAME 4: Killer 3s vs. 3’s Company  

Aug. 13: Staples Center, Los Angeles 

GAME 1: Ghost Ballers vs. 3 Headed Monsters 
GAME 2: Tri- State vs. Power 
GAME 3: 3’s Company vs. Ball Hogs 
GAME 4: Killer 3s vs. Trilogy 

Aug. 20: Key Arena, Seattle (playoffs) 

GAME 1: 1st Place vs. 4th Place  
GAME 2: 2nd Place vs. 3rd Place 
GAME 3: 5th Place vs. 6th Place 
GAME 4: 7th Place vs. 8th Place 

Aug. 26: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas (Championship Finals) 

Championship Finals: Winner of Playoff Game 1 vs. winner of Playoff Game 2 
Consolation Finals: Loser of Playoff Game 1 vs. loser of Playoff Game 2 

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