Ice Cube’s BIG3 basketball league tipped off its inaugural season last Sunday, and it got off to an exciting start. It gave fans a wave of NBA nostalgia bringing back our favorite ballers including Allen Iverson and Jason Williams. Rashard Lewis proved that he’s still a force to be reckoned with after hitting a clutch free throw to give the 3 Headed Monsters their first win, but it was DeShawn Stevenson who earned most of the spotlight after an incredible game-winning moment.
First off, the 3-on-3 basketball league plays a little differently than the NBA. Games are played without a time limit and are won by the first team that reaches sixty points, with the caveat that they must win by two. Stevenson and team Power were leading the Tri-State squad 59-58, when Power caught a lucky defensive break from a missed three by TS. Now with possession, DeShawn put the team on his back and led Power to their first victory of the season after draining a deep three from “Steph Curry land” for the clutch win. Fans in attendance at the Barclays Center reacted accordingly. Watch below.
Week 1 was an exciting treat for NBA fans. Seeing our favorite retired NBA stars back on the court was like a dream. With these veteran players now warmed up and back in competition mode, week 2 will surely be filled with even more highlights and huge moments. Head over to the BIG3 site for more detail on the season.
Watch BIG3 players share what they are most excited for this upcoming season in the clip below.