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Big3 Planning to Launch Quarantined Reality Basketball Tournament

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.”

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.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA. Follow me on Twitter: @ZackGeoghegan

6 Comments for Big3 Planning to Launch Quarantined Reality Basketball Tournament



  1. UK_fac_boi
    10:33 pm March 20, 2020 Permalink

    Yes, please.



  2. Teamhhc1
    11:18 pm March 20, 2020 Permalink

    Sports Illustrated has no Ky football players gong in the first three rounds with the latest mock draft. How is that possible?



    • JASUN74
      5:05 am March 21, 2020 Permalink

      Because we’re always going to have to prove ourselves right to the end and even beyond It’s changing slowly and I have a feeling the next 5-6 years will be loaded with first round guys. The country will start to see the way we do as long as we keep winning and putting out great players.

      Once we become SEC East and playoff contenders, that’s when everyone will take notice. I know it coming and I’m extremely excited about it. This program is as hot as anyone in the country at this moment, we just have to take some more leaps and we’ll get where we want to be in the next couple years, maybe even this year!

      Anyway, I wouldn’t trade our program, our Coach or our players for anything in the world. The road we’ve all been down being Kentucky Football fans has been a long one, but every thing we’ve been though has made us tough, it’s just going to be soo much more sweeter when we do finally reach the top of the mountain. Have a good one buddy. Go Cats



  3. gobble gobble
    11:24 pm March 20, 2020 Permalink

    Can’t wait to watch the 2020 NBA Finals: The Apocalypse



  4. Mathlete
    5:38 am March 21, 2020 Permalink

    How do you guard somebody AND properly social distance?



  5. CatManDo
    8:08 am March 21, 2020 Permalink

    Worst idea since New Coke.