Play-by-Play Announcer Gus Johnson and Analyst Jim Jackson Team Up in Booth
Sideline Reporter Michael Rapaport Provides Updates and a Dose of Comedic Flair
NEW YORK, NY – As Ice Cube and his league of basketball superstars gear up for the BIG3’s inaugural season, FOX Sports has put together a star-studded roster of its own.
Fresh off the 2017 BIG EAST Championship on FOX and FS1, play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson returns to the court alongside analyst Jim Jackson as BIG3’s lead broadcast team. Johnson, an eminent figure throughout the industry, pairs his infectious enthusiasm with Jackson’s extensive NBA experience and unparalleled knowledge of the game.
A frequent contributor to FS1’s daily studio shows, actor and comedian Michael Rapaport joins the veteran duo as a sideline reporter, offering in-game updates and interviews with his signature humor.
Today, Jackson joined FS1’s SKIP AND SHANNON: UNDISPUTED to discuss the league’s debut and how those closest to it are preparing.
“I think the biggest takeaway talking to Ice Cube is that he just doesn’t want this to be a gimmick. I think that’s why it was huge that FOX Sports signed on and that they’re doing it in different locations,” said Jackson. “But the names in regards to some of the coaches – George Gervin, Julius Erving, Charles Oakley, Allen Iverson as a player/coach – these guys are really taking this serious.”
The highly anticipated BIG3 professional 3-on-3, half-court basketball league tips off Sunday, June 25 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and will air Monday, June 26 (8:00 PM ET) on FS1. FOX Sports presents exclusive coverage of the league’s championship game Saturday, Aug. 26 live at 4:30 PM ET on the FOX broadcast network.
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