Basketball players play 3-on-3 games in the street in front of STAPLES Center.

Annual Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament at L.A. LIVE Cancelled for 2021 Due to Covid-19 Event Guidelines

LOS ANGELES (May 6, 2021) – Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament at L.A. LIVE, California’s largest street basketball tournament, has been cancelled for 2021 due to operational restrictions and safety protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As many of the procedures and limitations applicable to operating this event are expected to remain in place for the foreseeable future, organizers have decided to wait until the summer of 2022 to resume the 12th edition of the popular annual event.

“Due to the important guidelines introduced by local and state health officials pertaining to events and social gatherings during the pandemic and our continued recovery, we at L.A. LIVE, in agreement with our partners, have decided to cancel the 2021 Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament with the commitment to bring it back this popular and highly anticipated annual event in the summer of 2022 ,” said Lee Zeidman, president of STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE. 

“We have a responsibility to our community, patrons and players of this family-favorite event, to provide a safe environment for all – and we take this very seriously. We look forward to next summer when we will be able to once again welcome athletes, families and spectators back to California’s largest street basketball tournament.”

Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament, which has previously served as an official International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 3X3 Satellite Tournament, hosts more than 1,500 teams, 5,000 players, and 25,000 spectators annually at L.A. LIVE and in the streets surrounding STAPLES Center. Get updates about Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament information by signing up to our email list and following us on social media. Visit for more information.