3×3 is known for its highly entertaining atmosphere with games being played at iconic locations in the city centers, while DJs and music help create an energizing and urban atmosphere. Since 2012, FIBA has organized multiple events such as FIBA 3×3 World Cups and European Cups which are contested among nations while the FIBA 3×3 World Tour is club based. In 2017, 3×3 was added to Olympic program for the 2020 Olympic Games.
3×3 has not been around long as a formal and professional game, even though it has a rich origin on streets and playgrounds. In the past, the streetball format of three players per side using one basket was fondly called “21” or “three-on-three.” Despite the fact 3×3 shares a lot with streetball and traditional basketball, it is important to not equate this new Olympic discipline with either one. Traditional basketball is a game of five players a side on two baskets governed by FIBA from 1932 and streetball is an informal variation of basketball usually played on outdoor courts. 3×3 on the other hand, a game of three players a side on one basket, regulated by FIBA from 2007, is a formal stand-alone basketball discipline by own merits and was never a sub-product of the original format.
Here are the most basic rules of this fast-paced and exciting game.
This book will be of particular interest to those readers who are new to 3×3 and are looking for a basic yet complete breakdown of the sport. The information in the book is also relevant to those readers who are already familiar with 3×3 but are looking to gain a better understanding. The author brings his expertise to the book, so no matter who is reading, that person is guaranteed to come away an expert on 3×3 basketball.