Ice cube Looking to score With the New "BIG3" of the Basketball League To the NBA Players
Los Angeles, CA – Ice Cube's resume continues to grow with his recent adventure in the world of basketball. The cube is officially a partner in the BIG3, three on three, half court, summer league basketball, according to Yahoo Sports' The Vertical. The former N. W. A rapper and actor from Hollywood has teamed up with retired NBA shooting guard Roger Mason to the company. The baller is now former deputy executive director of the NBA Players Association (NBPA), has 10 years of history in the NBA, and played a critical role in the NBPA transition in the executive director Michele Roberts.
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As the co-founder of the new league, Ice Cube told the publication that he has been instrumental in the planning, development and execution of the league of the start-up. Initially we considered the possibility of starting on the responsibility of acting as the BIG3 of the commissioner to which Mason agreed to the position.
"I thought of this concept as a fan who is tired of seeing their heroes retire and not play," Ice Cube said. "Many of these guys can still play once you retire – just not the back-to-back or four games in five nights. I started to look at the three-on-three basketball, and wondered, 'Why doesn't this played on a pro level?' Is the normal form of basketball. And from there it was like, 'Yo, why don't we do this?'
"Not only gives us the opportunity to see these guys are still playing, but we can give guys who retired that still has some of the games that you don't want to pick up a [microphone] in the TV and do not want to go abroad to play," he continued. "Some of these guys still want a stage to play".
The BIG3 consists of eight teams of five players—two "bench" players and three "starters." Former NBA players such as Stephen "Captain Jack" Jackson, Rashard Lewis, Jermaine O'neal, Ken