Big 3

By Craig Ellenport

When the BIG3 tips off at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion on Sunday for Week 5 action, it will be the most intimate stage for the new league.

That’s a nice way of saying the UIC Pavilion is the smallest venue for the BIG3 this season. Its capacity is 10,000, which means an expected sellout crowd will still mark the lowest attendance for the BIG3 so far this season.

By Kendall Gill

Timing really is everything.

When I went to Las Vegas for the BIG3 combine and draft back in April, I liked my chances. Sure, I was one of the oldest guys there, but my training as a boxer (I fought professionally after my NBA days) keeps me in great shape.

It was a Homecoming for the ages in Philly, as Dr. J’s Tri-State defeated Iverson’s 3’s Company in the final game of evening. The series goes in-depth to explore how players prep for games, their strategy and in-game adjustments, and a post-game revisit with winners and losers.