Big 3 Players Host Hoops 101: Mini Skills Camp
In honor of The Big 3 basketball tournament kicking off in Houston Texas this weekend, dozens of children filled the gym on June 21, 2018 at the Fonde Center located in Downtown Houston for the Hoops 101: Mini Skills Camp where they received training from former NBA players including former Houston Rockets player and participant in the Big 3, Jermaine Taylor.
The Big 3 consist of former NBA players but, wouldn't it be amazing to see former WNBA players in the tournament in the upcoming years? Former Houston Rockets Jermaine Taylor revealed that if there is a season for WNBA players, the three women he would want to see in the tournament is current player for the Minnesota Lynx Maya Moore, four-time Olympic gold medal winner Lisa Leslie, and Los Angels Sparks player Candace Parker.
The Big 3 basketball tournament kicks off June 22,2018 at Toyota Center which is also located in Downtown Houston. The Big 3, which is founded by rapper Ice Cube and entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz, is 3-on-3 half-court basketball league that is returning for a second season. The league consists of eight teams with six players each and they play a new game in a different city every Friday. The Big # lasts 10 weeks and unlike last season, if you are not able to make it to the actual game, you can watch it from the comfort of your couch.
Big 3 Schedule
WEEK 1 | June 22: Toyota Center | Houston, Texas | 6:30 p.m. (local time) | FS1 WEEK 2 | June 29: United Center | Chicago, Illinois | 6 p.m. (local time) | FOX WEEK 3 | July 6: Oracle Arena | Oakland, California | 4 p.m. (local time) | FOX WEEK 4 | July 13: Little Caesars Arena | Detroit, Michigan | 6 p.m. (local time) | FS1 WEEK 5 | July 20: American Airlines Arena | Miami, Florida | 7 p.m. (local time) | FS1 WEEK 6 | July 27: Air Canada Centre | Toronto, Ontario | 7 p.m. (local time) | FS1 WEEK 7 | August 3: TD Garden | Boston, Massachusetts | 7 p.m. (local time) | FS1 WEEK 8 | August 10: Infinite Energy Arena | Atlanta, Georgia | 8:30 p.m. (local time) | FS1 WEEK 9 | August 17: American Airlines Center | Dallas, Texas | 6 p.m. (local time) | FOX
Playoffs WEEK 10 | August 24: Barclays Center | Brooklyn, New York | 7 p.m. (local time) | FOX