Three-peat Novi Sad Al Wahda have absolutely dominated the 3x3 game for the last 3 years. They won the last 2 editions and put more money in the bank by winning 3 Masters this year. They’ve lost some games this year but they will be the heavy favourites in Abu Dhabi for a historic three-peat.
2. Rivalries: It’s like every team has a good reason to beat Novi Sad Al Wahda. From Saskatoon, who lost to them in the title game in 2014 to Chicago, whose players were denied a gold medal at the World Championships (representing USA) by the same team on 15 October. And we didn’t even bring up Kranj (SLO) who were eliminated by Novi Sad Al Wahda in the last 3 editions of the World Tour Final!
4. Chicago show: Team Chicago (USA) proved it was possible to dunk on every possession and win titles. The high-flying Myke Henry and Alfonzo McKinnie made the Top 10s obsolete. Give us a Top 20!
The Blur: The World Tour Final is so amazing that the exhibition games feature what some consider the best point guard in Asia. Jayson Castro – who made the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship All-Star Five - will lead a Smart Gilas 3x3 team, which will play two exhibition games on Thursday and Friday.
9. Kyle Montgomery’s in your ear: Word on the street is he can speak for 8 hours straight without breathing. He’s the voice of the 3x3 World Tour and the best remedy for Monday blues. He even tweeted he’s got brand new lines so get ready for the Kyle Montgomery show.
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