The Big3 basketball league hopes to launch a reality-show-style 3-on-3 tournament while making sure everyone involved is under quarantine, ESPN reports. The tournament would reportedly feature seven rounds of games involving 16 to 22 players who have all tested negative for the coronavirus.
Players would be under isolation in a large house with a hoops court when they were not playing. “We’ve been working on safety issues to make sure we can do this responsibly,” Big3 executive Jeff Kwatinetz told Marc Spears of The Undefeated. “We’ve made a lot of headway since last week and are hoping to move this forward as people need sports and entertainment to get them through hard times.”
“It’s ‘Big Brother’ meets Big3,” league co-founder Ice Cube told Spears. “If we can do it in a safe and responsible manner, we will.” The league has been in talks with a high-profile TV partner to air the show.