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Category: News

Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman builds ‘Dream Court’ in Springfield

PUBLISHED September 5, 2018 | News

SPRINGFIELD — Nancy Lieberman knows Springfield. She played for the Springfield Fame in the United States Basketball League in 1986, becoming the first woman to play on a men’s professional team. She was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996. Now she’s back in a big way, overseeing the installation of a Dream […]

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Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman builds ‘Dream Court’ in Springfield

PUBLISHED | News

SPRINGFIELD — Nancy Lieberman knows Springfield. She played for the Springfield Fame in the United States Basketball League in 1986, becoming the first woman to play on a men’s professional team. She was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996. Now she’s back in a big way, overseeing the installation of a Dream […]

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BIG3 Exit Interview: Ice Cube and the League’s Top Brass Look Forward to Year Three

PUBLISHED September 4, 2018 | News

With season two of the BIG3 in the books, the league’s top brass is excitedly looking forward to its third year. The three-on-three basketball league—co-founded by rapper, actor, writer, and producer Ice Cube—has already defied odds to a degree by making it to Year 2. The second season saw Nancy Lieberman, aided by MVP (and […]

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We spoke with Big3’s Ice Cube, Clyde Drexler, Nancy Lieberman and Amy Trask

PUBLISHED September 3, 2018 | News

After the Big3 finished its second season, we caught up with some of the top executives that helped make the league into what it is today. Ice Cube, who is the co-founder and co-CEO of the league, joined us on the call. So, too, did league commissioner and Basketball Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler. The conference […]

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BIG3 Coach of the Year Nancy Lieberman talks championships and coaching philosophies

PUBLISHED August 31, 2018 | News

A few days after winning the BIG3 Championship, Power coach Nancy Lieberman and several players were exchanging messages on a group text. A few excerpts: “Man, I really miss you guys.” “Can you believe we would be packing today to go to a city today?” “When are we going to see each other?” That sampling of texts […]

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Rec Center Dream Court to be refurbished

PUBLISHED August 30, 2018 | News

“I didn’t grow up playing in gymnasiums, I grew up as an outdoor kid and I had to rely on spaces available, like parks,” said Jerome Williams, president of Young3, a program that promotes healthy living and hosts basketball clinics for children. Former professional basketball player Nancy Lieberman joined Williams and locals at the Recreation […]

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ICE CUBE TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY! Pops Bottles at BIG3 Championship

PUBLISHED August 27, 2018 | News

Ice Cube was so fired up after Team Power won the BIG3 title over the weekend, he went to the locker room and kicked off the champagne-spraying party all by himself … and TMZ Sports has the video. Cube actually got to the locker room so fast, he beat some of the players to the celebration — but when Corey Maggette, “Big Baby” Davis and “Birdman” […]

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Lieberman, Power win BIG3 championship

PUBLISHED August 25, 2018 | News

NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman and Power have won the BIG3 championship. League MVP Corey Maggette scored 27 points to lead Power to a 51-43 victory over 3’s Company on Friday night in the championship game. Cuttino Mobley made a jumper for the final basket, pushing Power to the 50-point mark […]

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SPORTS BIG3 Coach Nancy Lieberman & MVP Corey Maggette Lead Power To Championship

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Power becomes the second-ever BIG3 Champion (Trilogy, 2017) with a dominant performance that showcased why the team has been the class of the league in 2018. Power used contributions from each player on its deep roster to cap its season of dominance with hardware. Nancy Lieberman becomes the first female head coach to lead a […]

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Quentin Richardson on overcoming obstacles, the BIG3 Championship and the skill of Coach Lieberman

PUBLISHED August 24, 2018 | News

Despite being disappointed to fall to the 18th selection in the 2000 Draft, Quentin Richardson rebounded to have a 13-year NBA career, leading the league in 3-pointers and winning the 3-Point Content in the 2004-05 season. Currently he is playing in The BIG3 where his team Power is taking on 3’s Company in Friday’s championship game. […]

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