But the FIBA 33, a three on three format that was a huge success at the recent Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, won't be on the Olympic program in time for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Instead the world governing body, FIBA, said from its mlb jerseys outlet world congress in Istanbul that it was working for Olympic status for the 2016 Rio Olympics. custom patriots jerseys FIBA secretary general Parick Baumann said: ''We are genuinely excited by 3on3 not only as a game in itself but also as a way of reaching out to a new, younger audience.

"Our plans are still on the drawing board but on the basis of what I saw in Singapore fast, furious and thrilling competition watched by sell out, excited crowds there is no reason why 3on3 shouldn become an Olympic event in the next few years."

The custom cowboys jerseys game is a quick scoring, high intensity game that is finished within 10 minutes, with the first team to reach 33 points the winner. It is played on a half court with two teams of three players.

Baumann michael kors bags outlet said FIBA 33 would not replace the traditional form of basketball, but would complement it. He said FIBA was looking at developing an individual worldwide ranking that lists all 3 on 3 players and allows them to play in sanctioned tournaments around the world independent of nationalities or location.