New York – July
10th, 2019 – After
a series of consultations with players, coaches and league leadership, BIG3
will be implementing the following changes set to take effect immediately. Such changes are being implemented to
maximize competition, protect the health of players, and to raise the level of
the professionalism of the BIG3. As the
premier professional 3-on-3 league in the world, we are always striving to
improve the quality of both the live and broadcast experience for our fans as
well as the level of competition. In addition, the smooth running of our
internal organization, while in great shape for a young third-year league,
needs to be improved and ongoing changes will continue to be implemented and
finalized by next Monday.
Effective immediately, Baron Davis, Bonzi Wells, Lamar
Odom, and Jermaine O’Neal will be deactivated for the 2019 BIG3 season.
Glen “Big Baby” Davis will be fined significantly for
behavior detrimental to the league this past weekend but will be eligible for
Power’s Saturday game as it has been determined a suspension is not required
given the level of the fine.
Several league personnel changes will also be made in
order to maximize communication and the smooth running of league operations.
BIG3 has succeeded in providing a professional
environment and extraordinary commitment by its players, coaches and staff to
provide an exhilarating sports experience in only its third year. We commend the intense play and competitive
spirit of players such as Joe Johnson, Cuttino Mobley, Amar’e Stoudemire,
Gilbert Arenas, Ricky Davis, Stephen
Jackson, Nate Robinson, Will McDonald, DeShawn Stevenson, Rashard Lewis, Royce
White, Reggie Evans, Josh Smith, Frank Session, Greg Oden, Al Jefferson, Andre
Owens, Birdman Andersen, David Hawkins, Will Bynum, Chris Johnson, Andre Emmet,
Mike Taylor, Craig Smith, CJ Watson, Jason Richardson and numerous others.
BIG3 expects these changes and others to be finalized
over the weekend to only greatly improve what has been our best season
competitively as well as the best rated and most viewed by leaps and
Jeremy Watkins (Hiltzik Strategies for BIG3)
Alyx Sealy (Hiltzik Strategies for BIG3)