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Big3 Championships

Basketball fans have always had a rough time during the summer, when both pro and college leagues have gone fishing and any hoop cravings will have to be satisfied with screenings of Space Jam and The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh. But the Big3 league aims to bring hardwood thrills with a new take on the game—retired NBA stars playing fast-paced, super physical 3-on-3 matches, with the first team to score 60 declared the victor. Players on the court include Mike Bibby, Jermaine O’Neal and Allen Iverson (serving as a player-coach). Even bigger names are on the sidelines: team captains like Julius Erving and Charles Oakley. The first games have drawn big crowds and celebrity names; the championship, which is slated for MGM Grand Garden Arena on August 26, is sure to do the same. big3.com

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