You don't have to worry about missing basketball after the ongoing NBA season culminates around June, as Ice Cube's 3-on-3 professional basketball league, BIG3, has announced its 10-week schedule, and all the big names taking part.
From June 25 to August 26, the inaugural season of the tournament will see retired NBA legends take the court again during stops in Philadelphia (Wells Fargo Center), in Seattle (Key Arena), and in Los Angeles (Staples Center), among others.
"When we created the BIG3, we set out to bring elite basketball talent and highly competitive 3-on-3 action to fans across the country," President and Commissioner Roger Mason Jr. said in a press release. "We couldn't be more excited to deliver on that promise, and unveil our 2017 season schedule including cities that are home to some of the sport's most diehard fans."
Twenty four roster spots remain on the eight participating teams, but fans already have an idea of how the lineups will look like after BIG3 confirmed the coaches and player-captains who have signed up.
As sort of a preview on this exciting affair, FHM has drawn up a burning question for each talent-laden squad.
3’s Company: Captains Player/Coach Allen Iverson and DerMarr Johnson
Will there be practice?
Three-Headed Monsters: Captains Rashard Lewis and Jason Williams, Coach Gary Payton
How long will it take before GP gets thrown out for talking smack to opposing players?
Killer 3s: Captains Chauncey Billups and Stephen Jackson, Player/Coach Charles Oakley
Which version of the Bad Boys will we see?
Ghost Ballers: Captains Mike Bibby and Ricky Davis, Coach George Gervin
Who should be their third player: a big man or the Iceman?
Trilogy: Captains Kenyon Martin and Al Harrington, Coach Rick Mahorn
How many fouls will it take before they get into a scuffle with Team Killer 3s?
Tri-State: Captains Jermaine O’Neal and Bonzi Wells, Coach Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving
Can Dr. J still dunk?
Power: Corey Maggette and Cuttino Mobley, Coach Clyde Drexler
Why does Mobley (41 years old) look older than Drexler (54)?
Ball Hogs: Brian Scalabrine, PLAYER X, Coach Rick Barry
Can anybody beat the GOAT's team?