Club of the captains
Earlier this year
BIG 3 Vs 3X3 - which format do you prefer
I haven't followed the either form/league much at all - but my initial thoughts were 3X3 wasn't entertaining both physically and as a spectacle. I found the BIG3 to be the complete opposite and much more engaging.
The first exposure I had to 3X3 was the competition where Tom Garlep hit a game winning three.
My thoughts on the 3X3 format was it was too fast. And the games lacked any emotion or intensity. There was no "story telling" for lack of a better word. It was benign. Bucket made, kick out, pass, pass, pass open jump shot, rinse repeat.
My understanding was 3X3 was designed to be fast, but in doing so they removed the element that makes 3x3 interesting - the personal battles and emotion.
I haven't sat down and really watched the BIG3 either, but from what I've seen, it looks way more polished, slowed down and engaging.
Maybe the USA are just better at producing basketball, but the production, format and flow of game play in the BIG3 is just way more entertaining in my opinion.
They've taken the elements that make BIG3 great and enhanced them. Whereas with 3X3 they've just taken some rules and created a game.
That said, the 3X3 format is an olympic sport, so that probably limits the rules it plays under.
What are your thoughts?