Multi-talented NWA legend Ice Cube's latest business venture is going down on the hardwood. The rapper, actor, and businessperson has partnered with a group of investors to create a 3-on-3 summer basketball league featuring retired NBA players. Called BIG3, the season opener is set for June 24th, 2017.
The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the league will consist of eight teams of five players each. So far, former NBA players Kenyon Martin, Stephen Jackson, Jermaine O'Neal, Rashard Lewis and Jason Williams have committed to joining the league.
Ice Cube told the Vertical that he conceives of the league as an outlet for retired players to keep on competing, despite the fact that their NBA days are behind them. "I thought of this concept as a fan who got sick of seeing his heroes retire and not play anymore. A lot of these guys can still play once they retire - just not the back-to-backs or four games in five nights," Ice Cube said.