A college basketball commentator, a health care entrepreneur, and a podcast producer are officially the men’s 3×3 basketball champions of the world.
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Surely, there were two people named Kareem Maddox—one the former Princeton player who helped nearly upset Kentucky in the 2011 NCAA tournament and was now playing in the 3×3 world championships and another who produced a podcast.
The Ringer employs several podcast producers, and I used to be proud to call all of them my colleagues.
Team USA was the only undefeated team in the whole World Cup, outscoring their opponents by an average of 9.1 points per game—pretty impressive in games that end as soon as a team scores 21 or more points.
Perhaps the part-time nature of the champions seems fitting for 3×3 Basketball, a game primarily played when you don’t have enough people for a full game, and there’s a guy shouting on the other end of the court and you don’t want to ask him to move.
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