BIG3 Championship Goes Down This Saturday In Vegas

    Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor isn’t the only captivating championship throwdown between titans going down in Vegas this weekend. 

    Ice Cubes BIG3 Leagues inaugural season will be culminating with the highly anticipated championship game this Saturday at MGM Grand Garden.

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    Keeping in line with the leagues ethos of putting players first, the regular season awards, voted on by the players, were also announced. 

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    BIG3 announces winners of the league’s first-ever end-of-season awards https://t.co/95SggwUbxG

    Fans filled arenas all season to check out the games and get a glimpse of some former NBA ballers. The competition was heated and the novelty of the event isn’t wearing off. 

    Evidence of the leagues rising success can be found in the new TV deal FOX Sports Head of Business Operations David Nathanson announced on Wednesday.  The network has extended its media rights agreement with the BIG3, co-founded by Cube and Jeff Kwatinetz. 

    We think we have something great with the BIG3 and are thrilled to add another year to our partnership, said FOX Sports Head of Business Operations David Nathanson in a statement released by BIG3 public relations. “In its inaugural year, the league provided competitive, entertaining basketball that really resonated with fans, as evidenced by its television ratings on FS1 and packed arenas across the country.

    Throughout the course of the season, the BIG3 attracted a high level of attention from media, fans and celebrities thanks to an impressive roster of basketball superstars who participated in some capacity. 

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    I’m in Vegas. The #BIG3 Championship & #MayweatherVsMcGregor happening the same weekend and the vibe is INSANE. Sports world is changing. https://t.co/JHh6KNyWqW

    Working with FOX Sports for another season is an opportunity we are very excited about, said Ice Cube. The network understands that the BIG3 is about competitive, hard-nosed, compelling basketball and theyve been a great partner to work with during our inaugural season. Our shared vision makes this partnership an ideal fit.

    The 2017 BIG3 Champion will be crowned on Saturday when League MVP Rashard Lewis leads his 3 Headed Monsters against the undefeated Trilogy (9-0) in a showdown that will air LIVE on Fox at 4:30pm ET, the same weekend and in the same city as the Pretty Boy Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor extravaganza. 

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    Big3 Championship: Rashard Lewis’ 3 Headed Monsters vs Al Harrington’s Trilogy Who you got?

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    Despite losing Jason White Chocolate Williams to a season-ending injury in the first game, Sweet Lew guided his team to the second-best record in the league. Lewis was BIG3 League scoring top dawg with 170 points, averaging 21.3 points per game, and shooting better than 50% in all but one game.  

    With the team success came individual recognition as Trilogy led the league with four individual honors. Rick Mahorn was named Coach of the Year.

    Kenyon Martin won Player Captain of the Year for his git, emotion and leadership. James Flight White got the nod for Defensive Player of the Year, and Trilogy Co-Captain Al Harrington earned the Too Hard to Guard title, for his array of offensive moves.

    Stephen Jackson of The Killer 3’s was dubbed the BIG3s Best Trash Talker  and also finished the season as the leagues runner-up in points with 167, proving his bark is just as strong as his bite. Powers Cuttino Mobley won the Best Dressed honor. And 3s Companys Al Thornton was recognized as the 4th Man, for his vital contributions off the bench all season. 

    JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.