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Ice Cube’s BIG3 Basketball League Adds Clyde Drexler, Rick Barry & Rick Mahorn as Coaches
Legendary NWA rapper and actor Ice Cube had a brilliant idea to start a three-on-three half-court basketball league, scheduled to begin play next summer with former NBA players headlining the new league, BIG3.
Former NBA stars such as Kenyon Martin, Jermaine O’Neal, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Rashard Lewis, and most notably Allen Iverson have already committed to playing.
Not only will Gary Payton and George Gervin coach teams, but the league just announced that Clyde Drexler, Rick Barry and Rick Mahorn will also be coaches as well.
Rick Barry had this to say about the new league:
“When I learned about the quality of the individuals involved in the creation of the league, along with name players, I reached out immediately to lend my coaching experience and become a part of what I think will be a competitive and entertaining league. Hundreds of millions of people worldwide compete in 3-on-3 basketball, but nowhere will you find the caliber of players found in the BIG3.”
“The regular season will begin on June 24th and end on August 12th. Playoff games will be August 19th and 26th. Teams will play one game per week on Saturday with all four games taking place in the same venue on the same day. The BIG 3 will also introduce the 4-point shot via three 4-point circles beyond the 3-point line.
League President Roger Mason Jr. is pleased the league is experiencing such tremendous early momentum:
“We are excited for these three icons to join our league. The addition of these greats and the outpouring of interest from our industry continues the incredible momentum and enthusiasm we’ve seen for the BIG3 since the league was announced.”