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The Big3 league is off to hot start and organizers plan to keep up momentum

The Big3 league is off to hot start and organizers plan to keep up momentum

It was the type of question that launches a sports bar argument: If you could put together the best three-on-three basketball team in the world, who would you call?

As it happened, it was posed to someone with expert insight.

“Man, I might try to get KG [Kevin Garnett], Kobe,” said Paul Pierce, a retired 10-time NBA all-star. “Maybe we set up our own team coming this next year.”

Pierce was speaking during the inaugural games of the Big3 basketball league, a three-on-three venture co-founded by the rapper Ice Cube.

Kobe Bryant is unlikely to join, but the league arrives at a time when three-on-three — long the realm of NBA practices, the courts at Venice Beach and...

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