The BIG3 kicked off the 2022 season this past weekend, and a former Dallas Mavericks champion played a big role in his league debut.
The BIG3 is a 3-on-3 league primarily consisting of ex-NBA players either to scratch the itch of playing competitive basketball or as a gateway to find their way back to the world's top basketball league.
Joe Johnson, last year's MVP, signed a deal this past season with the Boston Celtics, proving that there is a path from the BIG3 to the NBA.
Here's a look at how the first week played out:
Triplets 51, Trilogy 45
Fresh off an NBA stint this past season, Joe Johnson's 30 points got the Triplets off on the right foot in a Week 1 win.
3's Company 50, Bivouac 47
Michael Beasley and Mario Chalmers combined for 36 of 3's Company's 50 points to pull out a Week 1 win. Gerald Green scored 26 for Bivouac, while former Mav Corey Brewer added 16 points.
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Ghost Ballers 53, 3 Headed Monsters 50
Rashard Lewis dropped 18 points and eight rebounds in his season debut. Ultimately for their 3 Headed Monsters squad, it fell short against the Ghost Ballers.
Aliens 52, Enemies 44
Serbian 3x3 basketball bronze medalist Dusan Bulut scored 22 points and dished out seven dimes in the Aliens' win over Enemies.
Killer 3's 50, Ball Hogs 33
2-time NBA champion Josh Powell scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the Killer 3's blowout win over Ball Hogs.
Power 50, Tri-State 35
Glen Rice Jr. led all scorers with 23 in Power's 15-point win over Tri-State.