Allen Iverson Joins Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 Pro Basketball League
Ice Cube is one of America's great, modern renaissance men. Since revolutionizing rap and hip hop culture as a member of NWA, he's gone on to have a successful career as as solo artist as well as star in commercials, TV shows and blockbuster films. In short, he's only become an even bigger superstar as time has gone on.
So why wouldn't he go ahead and start his own professional basketball league?
The 47-year-old diehard sports fan has expanded his empire with the creation of a new professional basketball league know as the BIG3, comprised entirely of retired NBA players. Here's how the league is described on the website:
"The BIG3 is the American 3-on-3 professional basketball league. Combining superstar players and fan interaction before and after the games make this an exciting live experience. The entire league is operated and managed by the players. No outsiders. No politics. Just highly competitive basketball played as it’s meant to be."
I am eternally grateful that Ice Cube is the guy who came up with this idea but guys, how did we not think of this sooner? This is genius. Not only that, but since Cube is one of the coolest people of all time, he has quickly attracted some seriously major basketball stars. The players in this league aren't just former bench warmers that you can barely remember.
Case in point: the most recent player to join up is Allen Iverson.
Guys, we're going to get a chance to watch AI play old man, half-court pickup games professionally. This is incredible. Other former NBA starts he'll be playing with include:
Iverson will also serve as a coach, along with Basketball Hall of Famers George Gervin and Gary Payton. It was also recently announced that Roger Mason, Deputy executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, stepped down to become the BIG3 president and commissioner
So far no schedule has been announced, but it's hard to believe that these games won't be a huge draw for basketball fans. You can keep an eye on the league's latest developments here.
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