Exclusive: BIG3 tips off 12-week schedule in June with stops in Chicago, Dallas

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The BIG3 is returning to a tour model and will tip off its fifth season on June 18 in Chicago, sources told Yahoo Sports.

The 12-week season will be held in Chicago and Dallas and will feature the league's first All-Star Game in the Bahamas. There will be two weeks of postseason action once the season concludes in August. Dates and locations for the playoffs and championship game have not yet been set.

CBS and Paramount+ will broadcast 28 hours of live game coverage. More details on TV will be announced before the season.

The BIG3 draft will be held on May 25 in Los Angeles. Power, coached by Nancy Lieberman, will have the No. 1 overall pick in the draft.

The BIG3, a 3-on-3, halfcourt basketball league founded by Ice Cube and Jeff Kwatinetz, recently announced an ownership model that allows fans to purchase a stake in the 12 teams through NFTs.

Trilogy is the defending BIG3 champion.

2022 BIG3 full season schedule

The 2022 BIG3 season will feature games over 12 weeks in Chicago and Dallas, and include an All-Star Game for the first time. (Graphic by Amber Matsumoto/Yahoo Sports)
The 2022 BIG3 season will feature games over 12 weeks in Chicago and Dallas, and include an All-Star Game for the first time. (Graphic by Amber Matsumoto/Yahoo Sports)

Week 1

Credit Union 1 Arena in Chicago

Saturday, June 18, 2022, 2:30 p.m. ET

Sunday, June 19, 2022, TBA

Week 2

Credit Union 1 Arena in Chicago

Saturday, June 25, 2022, 1 p.m. ET

Sunday, June 26, 2022, TBA

Week 3

Comerica Center in Dallas

Saturday, July 2, 2022, 1 p.m. ET

Week 4

Comerica Center in Dallas

Friday, July 8, 2022, TBA

Sunday, July 10, 2022, 3 p.m. ET

Week 5

Comerica Center in Dallas

Friday, July 15, 2022, TBA

Sunday, July 17, 2022, 3 p.m. ET

Week 6

Comerica Center in Dallas

Saturday, July 23, 2022, TBA

Week 7

Comerica Center in Dallas

Saturday, July 30, 2022, 1 p.m. ET

Sunday, July 31, 2022, TBA

Week 8

Comerica Center in Dallas

Saturday, August 6, 2022, 1 p.m. ET

Sunday, August 7, 2022, TBA

Week 9

Comerica Center in Dallas

Saturday, August 13, 2022, TBA

Week 10 Playoffs

TBA

Week 11 Championship

TBA

Week 12 All-Star Game

Atlantis in Bahamas

Sunday, September 4, 2022, 2:30 p.m. ET

The BIG3, shown last summer in Las Vegas, will host a 12-week season this summer in Chicago and Dallas before two weeks of playoffs and the league's first-ever All-Star Game. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images for BIG3)
The BIG3, shown last summer in Las Vegas, will host a 12-week season this summer in Chicago and Dallas before two weeks of playoffs and the league's first-ever All-Star Game. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images for BIG3)