The BIG3 League is not playing around.
The third season of BIG3 basketball has hit a snag after they took to social media on Wednesday and announced that a number of stars would be deactivated for the remainder of the season.
The league cited a need to “maximize competition, protect the health of players and raise the level of professionalism,” all while parting ways with Baron Davis, Bonzi Wells, Lamar Odom and Jermaine O’Neal.
“After a series of consultations with players, coaches and league leadership, BIG3 will be implementing the following changes set to take effect immediately. Such changes are being implemented to maximize competition, protect the health of players, and to raise the level of the professionalism of the BIG3. As the premier profesisonal 3-on-3 league in the world, we are always striving to improve the quality of both the live and broadcast experience for our fans as well as the level of competition. In addition, the smooth running of our internal organization, while in great shape for a young third-year league, needs to be improved and ongoing changes will continue to be implemented and finalized by next Monday.
Effective immediately, Baron Davis, Bonzi Wells, Lamar Odom and Jermaine O’Neal will be deactivated for the 2019 BIG3 season.
Glenn “Big Baby” Davis will be fined significantly for behavior detrimental to the league this past weekend but will be eligible for Power’s Saturday game as it has been determined a suspension is not required given the level of the fine.
Several league personnel changes will also be made in order to maximize communication and the smooth running of league operations.”
Last weekend, Glenn “Big Baby” Davis was ejected from a game after arguing a called foul, to which he ran into the stands to celebrate with fans while removing his clothes and throwing them into the crowd.