By BIG3 May 6, 2022
LOS ANGELES – May 6, 2022 — Today, the BIG3 announced that Serial entrepreneur and Investor Gary Vaynerchuk has agreed to purchase 25 Fire-Tier editions of the 2019 Championship Winning Triplets, receiving ownership-like value and utility in the team. This purchase follows the recent announcement that NFT Community DeGods has also purchased all 25 Fire-Tier editions of Killer 3’s and Vaynerchuk’s NFT project of VeeFriends which has generated $153 Million in trading.
“Basketball is one of my favorite sports in the world,” said GaryVee. “I’ve been incredibly impressed with the pop culture relevance of the BIG3 league. Over the last several months I’ve been able to get closer with Cube and the rest of the team and I’m extremely excited about the impact of the Blockchain on professional sports. All of those ingredients create a scenario where I am excited to join this incredible league.”
“We are excited to welcome Gary to the team,” said BIG3 Co-Founder, Ice Cube. “As a league that organizes around fans rather than cities, we know that his natural expertise in community building is a huge asset – his VeeFriends community is one of the most active in existence right now. This league continues to push the boundaries of what a sports league can be, and in Gary, we’ve found someone who shares the same mindset and sees that vision. He is equally innovative, forward-thinking, and quick to embrace change and we know he will be an ideal partner for the Triplets.”
These NFT deals are part of the BIG3’s new model of ownership announced earlier this month which leverages blockchain technology to sell NFTs offering ownership-like benefits via two-tier options comprising 12,000 editions – 1,000 for each of the league’s twelve teams that include 25 Fire priced at $25,000 each and 975 Gold priced at $5,000 each.
BIG3 is the official creator of the new global sport, FIREBALL3, the league is returning for its fifth season on June 18 with coverage live across CBS and Paramount+. Known as a groundbreaking league that focuses on innovation, the BIG3’s 2021 season saw notable new changes and experiences, including the addition of the “Bring the Fire” rule allowing teams one challenge per half determined by an in-game one-on-one.
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By BIG3 May 6, 2022