NBA3X: The Future of 3-on-3 Basketball Tournaments (Kobe/Obama)

So who wants to guard Obama? 

If you were in your teens or older in the 90s you probably played in a Hoop It Up Tournament.   You also probably watched White Men Can’t Jump to get hyped up for it.

If you were in your teens in the last decade then you probably more familiar with the Nike 3-on-3 Event or Gus Macker Tournaments.

With 3-on-3 basketball interest at an all-time high, especially at the International level where 3-on-3 is being pushed to become an Olympic sport, the future of the sport might be the NBA’s new league called NBA3X.

NBA3X starts this Sunday April 29th in Houston Texas as part of NBANation‘s Summer Tour which also includes the Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown & Sprite Uncontainable campaign.

I still would like to see the NBA drop a few Allstar weekend events and add 3 on 3 (better yet 1 on 1 but that’s not happening).   Who wouldn’t want to watch Durant, Westbrook, Harden (Ibaka on bench) take on the best three on any other team – yeah I’m talking about LeBron, Wade & Bosh.  I’m assuming Kobe would rather have Bynum & Gasol then Matt Barnes (video below)

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The NBA’s marquee global grassroots platform centered around a competitive 3×3 format while also celebrating authentic NBA experiences and popular culture.

  • Registration in open for men’s division 18 years and older
  • Team Registration is $40 per team and includes reversible 3X Jersey
  • All teams are guaranteed a minimum of two games
  • Official Referee at every game

As long as you are 18 or over you can play.


The NBA3X 3-on-3 games will take place on Sunday’s during the NBA Nation tour stops between April 29th – July 15th, 2012!  Go to the NBA3X Facebook app for more information.

  • Houston
     Hou International Festival
    April 29, 2012
  • Denver
     Cinco de Mayo Festival
    May 6, 2012
  • Los Angeles
     Universal CityWalk
    May 13, 2012
  • San Francisco
     San Francisco Carnval
    May 27, 2012
  • Charlotte
     Taste of Charlotte
    June 10, 2012
  • New York City
     South Street Seaport
    June 17, 2012
  • Washington DC
     Safeway BBQ Battle
    June 24, 2012
  • Philadelphia
     Taste of Philadelphia
    July 15, 2012


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