The legendary Clyde Drexler breaks down why he’s hyped for the BIG3 league’s third season.
Ice Cube‘s BIG3 professional basketball league tipped off its third season this weekend with games in Detroit and in Indianapolis that were broadcast live on CBS and the CBS Sports Network.
One of the highlights was the debut of seven-time NBA All-Star Joe Johnson. The former Atlanta Hawks shooting guard, the captain of Triplets, led them to a 50-40 victory over Aliens with a 27-point, 16-rebound performance.
Reggie Evans also turned in a monstrous performance as his 3-Headed Monsters squad held off Trilogy with a 51-46 win behind his 22 points and 23 rebounds.
This summer, the BIG3 will visit 18 cities over the course of the 11-week season, with three games played at each venue. The league has also expanded from eight to 12 teams this season, with the new squads Aliens, Bivouac, Enemies, and Triplets now in the mix.
Lisa Leslie, one of the greatest women’s ballers of all-time, is coaching the Triplets, joining Nancy Lieberman as the only female head coaches of professional men’s teams. And earlier this month, the league announced its first All-Star exhibition series in China.