Basketball might be back sooner than we thought, although not exactly in the form you were expecting.
According to a report by Yahoo Sports, the Big3 basketball league, run by Ice Cube, plans to launch “a quarantined, reality show-style three-on-three tournament in April to help curb the nation’s appetite for basketball in the aftermath of the coronavirus sports hiatus.”
Sources: The 16-22 @thebig3 players selected would be housed in same mansion with games and the players’ daily lives captured on camera for added drama and storylines. https://t.co/rIvRoCOYU3 https://t.co/05ypjR3iKU
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) March 19, 2020
The tournament would technically be a “preseason” event that would consist of seven rounds of games featuring 16-22 players that have tested negative for the coronavirus. According to the same report, all of the players would be quarantined in a large home located somewhere in Los Angeles.
“It’s ‘Big Brother’ meets Big3,” Ice Cube told Marc Spears of The Undefeated. “If we can do it in a safe and responsible manner, we will.”
As of now, the Big3 still plans on tipping off its fourth season on June 20 down in Memphis.
Yahoo Sports also reported that former NBA players such as Greg Oden, Joe Johnson, and Zach Randolph could potentially play in the tournament. If they add someone such as Gilbert Arenas or even Glen “Big Baby” Davis into this old man house of hoops, I might actually watch it. Actually scratch that… I would 100 percent watch a reality show about basketball featuring Arenas and/or Davis. Throw in Metta World Peace as a surprise free agent and I might forget about the NBA altogether.