Producer, actor and music legend Ice Cube has another venture in the works that may bring all of our favorite retired athletes back on the hardwood. For the first time ever, our favorite NBA players will be lacing up their sneakers again and compete in front of crowds, but this time in a 3-on-3 half court basketball league.
The BIG3 will comprise of eight teams of five players, one head coach and one assistant coach. Regular season games will take place each Saturday from June 24 through August 12, with playoff games played on August 19th and 26th. The BIG3 will take place each week in a different arena and city across the country, with all four games happening on the same day in the same venue, creating the excitement of a Final Four or All-Star Game atmosphere.
Big3 Founder Ice Cube goes on to say:
“We’re bringing some of the baddest names to ever play the game, and giving them a platform to not only showcase their skills, but to entertain their fans in a high-energy, physical and competitive environment. As a diehard basketball fan, I personally can’t wait to see my favorite players back in action.”
As of right now, some of the athletes that have already committed to the league are Allen Iverson, Chauncey Billups, Rashard Lewis and Kenyon Martin to name a few.
The launch date will be this summer in June:
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) January 11, 2017
It’s an interesting concept to bring back some of the most electrifying players in the NBA in a 3-on-3 league. Just given the names alone, there’s potential to make a shit ton of money on fans that are still hung up on the “good ol’ days.” I wouldn’t be surprised if The Big 3 becomes bigger than life.