3 Big3 Newcomers to watch

June 20, 2018 | Liam Blutman

Season 2 of the Big3 is upon us and since the league has multiple new players joining I thought I’d key in on 3 guys who I believe will play great this season and be super fun to watch.

Baron Davis

Baron Davis joins 3’s Company this season as a Co-Captain and a guy who just wants to have fun playing the sport he loves and show everybody he can still ball out. Baron played 13 seasons in the NBA in which he scored 16.1 points per game and dished out 7.2 assists. He was a 2-Time NBA All Star and made the All NBA 3rd Team, that season Baron played in 67 games and totaled 22.9 PPG, 7.5 APG, 4.3 RPG, and 2.4 SPG. His 2.4 SPG led the NBA and he accumulated 158 steals that season. One of the most memorable moments in Baron’s career came at UCLA when he crossed a defender so badly with a disgusting behind the back dribble move en route to an easy dunk. Baron was a joy to watch with his unselfish flashy passes, disgusting posterizing dunks, and cold-blooded game winning jumpers. I’m positive we will all enjoy watching Baron Davis back on the court.

Amar’e Stoudemire

Amar’e Stoudemire will be playing with Tri State and be a Co-Captain in his inaugural Big3 season. Amar’e played in the NBA for 14 seasons. His accolades include being a 6-Time NBA All Star, 5-Time All NBA, 2002-03 Rookie of the Year and made the 2002-03 All Rookie Team. In that rookie season Stoudemire averaged 13.5 PPG and 8.8 RPG while blocking 1.1 shots per game. Most remember Amar’e from his days in Phoenix where he and Steve Nash had a special connection on the court which led to some insane moments. Amar’e called playing with Nash, “Magical.” Many fans fell in love with Amar’e for his high flying, posterizing dunks. For his career Amar’e averaged 18.9 PPG, 7.8 RPG, and 1.2 BPG. Expect Amar’e to be a force in the paint this season as he and teammate Jermaine O’Neal are set to be a great big man duo.

Nate Robinson

Nate Robinson will also be playing with Tri State this season as a Co-Captain. I don’t know a person who didn’t enjoy watching Nate play basketball, whether it was the NBA or a Pro-Am game in Seattle. We all loved to watch Nate. He played for 11 seasons in the NBA and totaled 11.0 PPG, 3.0 APG, 2.3 RPG. Nate is most remembered in the NBA for winning the NBA Dunk Contest not One, not Two, but Three times. The only 3-Time NBA Dunk Contest Champ. Many doubted Nate due to his size but at 5’9” he silenced doubters and took down Dwight Howard in the 2009 NBA Dunk Contest winning the Fan Vote 52%-48%. NBA Fans just loved him. And I’m positive basketball fans will watch the Big3 with their eyes on Nate who can thrive in this scene. He and Bonzi Wells paired with bigs Jermaine O’Neal and Amar’e Stoudemire should be fascinating to watch and a very good team.


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