Fox Sports Makes Deal to Televise 3-on-3 Hoops League

Monday games on FS1 and championship game live on Fox
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Fox Sports has acquired the TV rights to Big3, a new professional 3-on-3 half-court basketball league.

The eight-team league plans to launch in June at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It is founded by Ice Cube. Roger Mason Jr. is president and commissioner.

Fox Sports 1 will air games on Monday nights. The first will air June 26. The league’s championship game will air live on the Fox broadcast network.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

“This is an ideal fit for FS1,” said Charlie Dixon, FOX Sports executive VP of content/original programming. “It will be appointment viewing for any basketball fan, showcasing star-power, fiery personalities and classic matchups on the court.”

The league will feature former NBA stars including Allen Iverson, Kenyon Martin, Chauncey Billups, Jason “White Chocolate” Williams, Rashard Lewis, Jermaine O’Neal, Stephen Jackson, Corey Maggette and Mike Bibby.

Read more at broadcastingcable.com.

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