CBS Sports, BIG3 basketball league agree to exclusive TV deal
BIG3 and CBS Sports announced that the professional 3-on-3 basketball league, founded by producer, actor, and rapper Ice Cube and entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz, have agreed to terms that will bring live basketball to CBS and CBS Sports Network. The 2019 season will open on the CBS Television Network in primetime on Saturday, June 22. During the 11-week season, games will air live on CBS Television Network and CBS Sports Network on both Saturday and Sunday, with a champion crowned live on CBS on Sunday, Sept. 1. CBS Television Network will broadcast more than 20 hours throughout the season, with CBS Sports Network set to televise more than 25 hours of additional live game coverage. CBS Sports Network will also air the BIG3 Draft live on Wednesday, May 1 when 120 professional players will vie for only 31 open roster spots on 12 teams, expanded from eight the first two seasons.