After a successful and entertaining inaugural season, the BIG3 league returns this week to help quell your lack of basketball this summer.
The first set of games are on Friday, June 22, and will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1, starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. Games on subsequent weeks will also be broadcast on FS1. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch all the games live on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
FuboTV: Fox Sports 1 is included in the “Fubo Premier” bundle, which has a channel package that is largely tailored towards international soccer fans. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch all the games live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch an event up to three days after it airs even if you forgot to record it.
Hulu With Live TV: In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of live TV channels, including Fox Sports 1. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch the games live on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials)
Sling TV: Fox Sports 1 is included in the “Sling Blue” package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial of both, and you can then watch the games live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
While a majority of the players are back after playing in the inaugural season, there are also a bevy of big names joining the league for Season 2. Amar’e Stoudemire, Nate Robinson, Baron Davis, Metta World Peace, Carlos Boozer, Chris “Birdman” Andersen and Glen “Big Baby” Davis are just a few of the new names, and that’s indicative of the positive growth of the league.
Robinson, who played in the G-League last year and can still be quite an entertaining player, is perhaps the most intriguing addition. He’s relentlessly competitive, and his score-first attitude is a fantastic fit for this setting.
The three-time dunk champion will join a Tri-State team that finished sixth last season, and with Amar’e Stoudemire joining the same team, they’ll surely be one of the must-watch squads in the competition.
That said, there are plenty of other intriguing teams. Trilogy, the defending champions who went undefeated last season, are mostly the same with Kenyon Martin, Al Harrington and Rashad McCants leading the way, but they’ll also add Dahntay Jones, who was on the Cleveland Cavaliers as recently as the 2016-17 season.
3-Headed Monsters, who lost to Trilogy in the championship, will add sharpshooter Salim Stoudamire to the existing core of Rashard Lewis, Reggie Evans, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf and Kwame Brown.
Metta World Peace joins Stephen Jackson, who led the league in scoring last year, and Chauncey Billups on Killer 3’s. As you may remember, all three were in the infamous “Malice in the Palace” game, with World Peace–then Ron Artest–and Jackson right in the thick of the mayhem, and Billups on the bench at the time. That was nearly 15 years ago, so this is more just an interesting collection of players more than anything else, but it’s safe to say this team won’t shy away from the physicality of 3-on-3 basketball.
Yep, it’s going to be a very entertaining season.
Source: Heavy Sports