Category Archives: No Critics Just Sports

Don’t Miss It! An American Football Classic in the Great State of #Michigan(Coming Sept 2020): The ‘Detroit’ Football Classic #NoCriticsJustSports

The original Detroit Football Classic was held from 2003 to 2007. The Ajamu Group secured the rights to the Detroit Football Classic several years later and decided to re-launch the event. The Detroit Football Classic features a football game between two Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Tailgating, an Ultimate Block party and a College fair. A great event for the family, an opportunity to connect with alumni from other HBCUs and experience downtown Detroit!

Check out the Indigenous Sport of ‘Archery’ #NoCriticsJustSports

View below: Worlds’ first ever Indigenous games held in Palmas, Brazil ft. Archery

A Rikbaktsa archer competes at Brazil's Indigenous Games
Feature image: A Rikbaktsa archer competes at Brazil’s Indigenous Games

Archery is the art, sport, practice, or skill of using a bow to shoot arrows.

Did You Miss It! BIG3 Opener Welcomes 14,000+ American Basketball Fans #NoCriticsJustSports

Video clip coverage courtesy of BIG3 Basketball. GIF by No Critics Just Sports

BIG3 (BIG3.com) is where basketball superstars play. The premier half-court, 3-on-3 basketball league, BIG3 features many of the greatest, most popular and skilled NBA players of all time. Founded by producer, actor and music legend Ice Cube and entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz, the BIG3 combines highly competitive, physical, fast basketball and incredible fan experiences.

Gregory Shamus, BIG3 Getty Images
Gregory Shamus, BIG3 Getty Images

Game Recaps

Trilogy (46, 0-1) vs 3 Headed Monsters (51, 1-0) 

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The opening game of the 2019 BIG3 season saw 2017 runners-up 3 Headed Monsters exact revenge as they defeated inaugural champion Trilogy 51-46.

Reggie Evans, who led the league in rebounds in both 2017 and 2018, had a (3 Headed) monster performance with 22 points and 23 rebounds. Evans spent much of the evening hustling after missed shots and throwing down several big dunks. 2017 MVP Rashard Lewis returned from a season-ending injury in 2018 and looked sharp with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

Trilogy’s James White and Patrick O’Bryant helped keep the contest close, contributing 17 points and seven rebounds, and 10 points, three rebounds and two blocks, respectively, for Trilogy.

In addition to the win, 3 Headed Monster Larry Sanders went home with another victory in his first BIG3 appearance. The third overall selection in the 2019 BIG3 Draft proposed to his girlfriend in front of a doting crowd. Her response was an enthusiastic yes.

3’s Company (38, 0-1) vs Power (50, 1-0)

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Power co-captain Cuttino Mobley was a force for Power Saturday night with 28 points, six rebounds, four assists and five treys.

Despite yielding a 25-14 lead at halftime, 3’s Company’s Drew Gooden contributed several big shots, including back-to-back 3-pointers early in the second half that helped close the gap to 22-27.

In the end, even a 4-pointer from captain DerMarr Johnson wasn’t enough for 3’s Company. Mobley and company returned big shot with big shot – including a few back-to-back 3-point contributions. Chris “Birdman” Andersen added 10 rebounds in the winning effort.

After the game, Coach Nancy Lieberman lauded Power’s cohesiveness as she led her entire team, including Corey Maggette, to the postgame press conference. Last year’s MVP did not participate due to injury.

3’s Company is 0-1; Power is 1-0

Bivouac (50, 1-0) vs Enemies (43, 0-1)

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Two 2019 expansion squads closed out the night as Bivouac took on Enemies.

Tensions flared early as Enemies’ Royce White, the overall no. 1 overall pick in last month’s BIG3 Draft, and Bivouac’s Josh Smith exchanged words following a foul call on the former NBA All-Star. The back-and-forth escalated into some pushing and shoving, before the two were broken up. After a brief discussion, the referees ejected both first-year players for the night.

Several Bivouac players stepped up in Smith’s absence. Will Bynum, who called Detroit home for six seasons with the Pistons led the way with 22 points, including several determined drives to the basket. Anthony Morrow contributed to the win with 16 points and five rebounds. C.J. Leslie rounded out a solid team effort with nine points and nine boards.

Enemies’ Craig Smith, who looked like a seasoned 3-on-3 pro, put up 26 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

Bivouac is 1-0; Enemies is 0-1

Leon Halip, BIG3 Getty Images
Leon Halip, BIG3 Getty Images

Feature image courtesy of BIG3

One Year To Go! @ISClondon2020 – International Sports Convention – Global Business of Sport Gathering #NoCriticsJustSports