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3-on-3 basketball league founded by Ice Cube is coming to Minnesota

BIG3 has announced Minneapolis as one of its host cities for 2020.

BIG3, the 3-on-3 basketball league founded by rap legend Ice Cube, has announced its schedule for 2020, and Minneapolis is among the host cities.

The league, which is filled with dozens of former NBA players, will be visiting Minnesota for the first time, with the Target Center playing host on Saturday, July 18.

Six BIG3 games will be held on that day, along with musical and entertainment performances. The league will also hold clinics in the Twin Cities community for young people throughout the weekend its in town.

"All of the cities we’re visiting this season are known to have some of the most passionate and knowledgeable sports fans in the world, and we can’t wait to bring them the BIG3,” said Mr. Cube. 

"Whether we’ve visited a city before or if it’s our first time in town, this year fans in the arena will be treated to something special with BIG3 games, featuring our new one-on-one Bring the Fire rule and entertainment acts every weekend."

BIG3 changed up the league this year, to the point that it now considers itself a completely different game from basketball, dubbing the game FIREBALL3.

It's lowered the minimum age for competing from 27 to 22, no longer requires professional basketball experience, and has introduced a one challenge per half "Bring the Fire" rule that results in an "in-game one-on-one" with the victor winning the call.

Other differences from the NBA? One-shot free-throws, no game clock, no punishments for trash talking and the use of a "four point circle."

Ticket sale details will be released at a later date.

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