BIG3 DEBUT MAKES BASKETBALL HISTORY IN BROOKLYN

New Professional Half Court 3-on-3 Basketball Arrives with Impressive Debut in Front of Star-Studded, Packed Crowd —

— Four Games Marked by Intense Competition and High Energy —

— NBA Hall of Famer Allen Iverson Steers Team to Victory in Return to Court as Coach and Player Captain —

— 3 Headed Monsters Star Rashard Lewis Makes Professional Basketball’s First Four-Point Shot —

The highly anticipated BIG3 professional 3-on-3 basketball league founded by actor, producer and music legend Ice Cube and entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz made history today with its hugely successful debut in Brooklyn. In front of a packed house of 15,177 fans at Barclays Center, the BIG3’s basketball superstars put on a quadruple header of intensely competitive games.

GAME 1: 3 Headed Monsters  vs. Ghost Ballers – (Highlights)

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The games, set to air on Fox Sports 1 tonight at 8pm Eastern Time, brought NBA superstars back to the court for a full day of physical basketball. The first two games of the day were decided by a combined five points and included two game-winning final plays by Rashard Lewis and DeShawn Stevenson, respectively. The third game saw the return of NBA Hall of Famer Allen Iverson to the court — impressively ushering his team to victory not only as a player but also as Coach and Player Captain — while teammate Andre Owens put on a show with 20 points and 15 rebounds. The final game featured an Al Harrington fadeaway winner.

GAME 2: Power  vs. Tri-State  – (Highlights)

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The 3 Headed Monsters’ Rashard Lewis made hoops history with professional basketball’s first four-point shot in the second half of Game 1. Ghost Ballers co-captain Mike Bibby added two four-pointers in Game 1 while Power’s Cuttino Mobley drained a four-pointer in Game 2.

GAME 3: 3’s Company  vs. Ball Hogs  – (Highlights)

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Adding to the excitement, a star-studded collection of fans sat courtside to witness basketball history, including LL Cool J, Whoopi Goldberg, James Harden, Paul Pierce, Jalen Rose, Sam Cassell, D’Angelo Russell, Lou Williams, Angela Yee and Naturi Naughton.

GAME 4: Trilogy vs. Killer 3’s  – (Highlights)

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Midway through the action-packed day of basketball, Brooklyn’s own hip hop artist Fabolous amped up the crowd with a performance that brought nearly all 15,000+ fans to their feet ahead of Game 3 which featured fan-favorite “The Answer” Allen Iverson.

 


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