Monday, January 16, 2017

Ice Cube Launches the Big3 basketball League with Allen Iverson, Kenyon Martin, Roger Mason Jr. + more

via SLAM
“After Kobe retired, I was thinking about 3-on-3 basketball on another level, but when Kobe retired … I’m sick of it,” Ice Cube said in an interview with The Undefeated. “I seen Dr. J [Julius Erving] go, I seen Kareem [Abdul-Jabbar] go, I seen Magic [Johnson] go, Shaq, Kareem, Kobe. I think those dudes left too soon. I think they still had game, they just couldn’t play 82 games. They just couldn’t play back-to-backs, three games in four nights. So we was like, let’s create a league where they can play again, and 3-on-3 basketball is actually the most competitive form of basketball played in the world.” -Ice Cube (via theUndefeated)

The Big3, a newly launched 3-on-3 league with former NBA superstars, will be comprised of 8 teams of 5 and are set to be played from June 24- August 26 this year.. every Saturday.  As of yet, there aren't any set locations but it's been shared that the cities/arenas will change each week.  Keep a lookout for ticket sale dates.  There is a chance they might come to your city!  Former Washington Wizard (whoop whoop!), Roger Mason Jr., will serve as the President and Commisioner of the Big3 league.  So far, according to SLAM, Allen Iverson, Kenyon Martin, Rashard Lewis, Bonzi Wells, Jason Williams, Chauncey Billups, and Jermaine O’Neal, have signed on to be involved.  
"When I got the call, it was a no-brainer.  You can’t say no to Ice Cube.” says Iverson.
I'm looking forward to this!  For more info, visit the Undefeated.

Also, s.o. to SLAM

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