The B33 Tour in Hungaria is growing fast. With the help of Decathlon Hungaria who created this tournament 10 years ago and is still doing so, the B33 – for 5 to 6 years, 100 events all around the country – is a community of 10 000 members. From stores car parks to traditional playgrounds, this new kind of competition has become very popular in a country where basketball was less popular than soccer, for example. Not a long time ago no one knew Basketball 3×3. What does 3×3 mean?
Three players in each team, one substitute on each side, and two referees on half a basketball. Basketball 3×3 was registered in the Tokyo games. Not qualified for the Olympic games, this activity handled by the international federation (FIBA) since 2010 has a promising future. 3×3 is growing in the world, after success with nations less important in the basketball world (Mongolia, Indonesia, Netherlands…), le 3×3 prend de l’ampleur. Competitions, sponsored by FIBA or private organisers take place in city centers instead of big arenas far away from city centers and urban unrest.
It is a very good opportunity for Federations and players, professionals, or nonprofessionals. 3×3 is made for reasonable events. A long term goal. Games last 10 minutes, a traditional Basketball game lasts an hour and a half. Idéal for a tournament.
After lockdown, professional basketball leagues with 5 players, like in Cezch Republic, Porto-Rico, and Lithuania, thought about finishing 2020 season with 3×3 tournaments. Best way to respect sanitary measures. In South Corea, 3×3 basketball is the first collective sports championship to play again in May. Television has a vivid interest in these sports. Even behind closed doors. Some have imagined games on a surface surrounded by green screens to add spectators. Another way to play, have fun, and win.
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