Lisa Leslie to coach BIG3 team

Lisa Leslie chatted with BIG3 co-founder Ice Cube when the league came through Miami last season. nMore

Lisa Leslie chatted with BIG3 co-founder Ice Cube when the league came through Miami last season. nMore

Through its first two seasons, the BIG3 featured one game day per week with all eight teams in action. It's now pushing beyond those boundaries with 12 teams and two games per week, which it says will allow for visits to 18 cities in 2019, up from 12 a year ago.

Players will still be required to have National Basketball Association or worldwide playing experience, but the lowered age limit could allow players still active overseas to play in the BIG3 in the summer. The expansion news also paves the way for an influx of new talent to join the ranks of fan favorites like Amar'e Stoudemire, Nate Robinson, Rashard Lewis, and Kenyon Martin to name a few.

The BIG3 is expanding to 12 teams, and Basketball Hall of Famer Lisa Leslie will coach one of the new clubs. "In order to meet that growing interest, the league needs to expand and we are excited to be taking this important next step so early in our existence".

Lexus LC Convertible concept revealed, Detroit debut
It's a shape that evolved naturally from the original LC design, yet still manages to stand on its own with a unique identity. More than just a grand tourer, the strong exterior lines of the LC Convertible concept reinforce its performance pedigree.

Leslie will join Lieberman, Gary Payton, Rick Barry, George Gervin and Julius Erving as Hall of Famers coaching in the fledgling 3-on-3 basketball league for former NBA players.

From becoming the first pro league to have a woman coach a men's team to being the only sports organization that is tree-friendly to their athletes it doesn't look like Cube's slowing down anytime soon. For the latest league news and updates, follow BIG3 on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, or visit their website: BIG3.com. Who else would you like to see coaching in the BIG3?

Recommended News

  • USA  federal shutdown becomes longest in history

    USA federal shutdown becomes longest in history

    The standoff has led to a partial government shutdown that has now lasted 21 days, tying the record for the longest in US history. Experts at New York University's Brennan Center have identified more than 130 he could argue - two of which, Title 10 U.S.
    Billions of white dwarf stars are crystallising, say astronomers

    Billions of white dwarf stars are crystallising, say astronomers

    This means that the sky really is there are millions of diamond spheres, - said Pier-Emmanuel Direction from Warwick University. Astronomers generally age these stellar corpses by taking their temperature, and crystallization slows the cooling-off process.
    Oceans Are Warming Faster Than Expected, Research Says

    Oceans Are Warming Faster Than Expected, Research Says

    Overall, temperatures in the ocean down to 2,000 metres rose about 0.1 degree Celsius (0.18F) from 1971-2010, he said. The latest findings disprove, therefore, previous reports that the warming in the past few years, have exposed.
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 design leaks ahead of Unpacked event ... by Samsung itself

    Samsung Galaxy S10 design leaks ahead of Unpacked event ... by Samsung itself

    All of these devices, except for the Galaxy S10 Lite will come integrated with an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. Another rumour shared by Samsung leaker Ice Universe, suggests that the Galaxy S10 will get an Infinity-O display.
    Shankar, Shubman Gill replace KL Rahul, Pandya

    Shankar, Shubman Gill replace KL Rahul, Pandya

    Gill, 19, has been selected only for the tour of New Zealand, beginning on January 23 with a one-dayer in Napier. Before the match, Kohli had reiterated his belief that Rayudu was the right man to bat at number four.
    Coutinho to Manchester United: Barcelona to consider offers

    Coutinho to Manchester United: Barcelona to consider offers

    The Brazil worldwide is only a year into his contract at the Camp Nou following his £142million move from Liverpool last January. They are also due another £4.4m if they qualify for the Champions League next season - which they are certain to do.
  • Lexar Announces HUGE 1TB V30 633x SDXC UHS-I card - CES 2019

    Lexar Announces HUGE 1TB V30 633x SDXC UHS-I card - CES 2019

    As a comparison, the 512GB version costs US$209.95 (about RM858.69) while the 256GB card is going for US$109.95 (about RM449.69). Lexar has announced the launch of a 1TB SD card at the ongoing CES 2019 tech fair in Las Vegas.
    Blake Griffin leaves Clippers owner Steve Ballmer hanging before game

    Blake Griffin leaves Clippers owner Steve Ballmer hanging before game

    Griffin was greeted with cheers during pregame introductions and received a standing ovation after a first-quarter video tribute. Reggie Bullock , another former first-round pick of the Clippers, scored 17 points for the Pistons, who had lost nine of 11.
    Weather Authority: Light snow overnight

    Weather Authority: Light snow overnight

    Travel will be slick and hazardous over the entire area with deeper snow and more hard conditions the farther south you go. Snow showers will linger after midnight and could still be falling early on Saturday with little additional accumulation.
  • Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. Chris Evert makes comparison

    Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. Chris Evert makes comparison

    Both paid tribute to the former world number one on the eve of the year's first Grand Slam with Federer adding that the Scot should be "incredibly proud" of what he had achieved.
    4 things Bungie should do after splitting from Activision

    4 things Bungie should do after splitting from Activision

    What followed (four years later) was Destiny and more recently Destiny 2 being developed by Bungie and published by Activision. Over an eight-year period with Activision, Destiny built a community over 10 million strong across various platforms.
    Myanmar Reuters journalists lose appeal against seven-year sentence

    Myanmar Reuters journalists lose appeal against seven-year sentence

    Wa Lone's wife Pan Ei Mon - who has given birth to a baby girl since her husband was put behind bars - was similarly despondent. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were found guilty last fall of violating the Myanmar's colonial-era Official Secrets Act.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.