Ice Cube has created something that has never been done before with his new basketball league called the Big3. They are touring from city to city and the thing this league has over the rest is all of your favorite retired NBA stars. The league features stars such as Allen Iverson, Jermaine O’Neal, Kenyon Martin, Jason Williams, Rashard Lewis, Stephen Jackson, Mike Bibby, Corey Maggette, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf and more. There were so many players interested that some wound up not getting drafted due to the competitiveness of the league as players do play for prize money at the end. NBA Hall-of-Famers such as Clyde Drexler, Rick Barry, Gary Payton, Dr. J and George Gervin will be serving as coaches.
While dates have been set for some of the biggest venues such as the Barclays Center and Staples Center, the date of the last venue conflicts with the proposed place and time for the highly anticipated boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. Ice Cube went on Tiki and Tierney and made it clear that he has no issue working out a deal to give them the arena for that night.
“It’s all on them,” he said. “We own the day so it’s on them if they want it from us. The T-Mobile Arena hosts 3,000 more seats than any other arena in Vegas so if they want to make the money off those seats, they really need to step up. There’s movement behind the scenes but we want to see some stuff on paper.”
The fight would likely be one of the highest grossing fights in boxing history although Dana White is acting as a handler for his UFC fighter McGregor. McGregor doesn’t have much boxing history. The event is sure to draw massive crowds and every ticket sold could bring more money into the fighter’s pockets. Both sides have been in contact with the Big 3 founder and are very serious about it.
“They’ve reached out and I’ve had conversations with Floyd and Dana White. I think it’s going to get worked out but it’s just that we ain’t taking no promises, we need paper,” said Ice Cube. “I’m a Floyd fan for sure. I think he’s going to win, it’s a boxing match, but if it was MMA I would be going for McGregor. I would think McGregor would win. I think Floyd got something to say about that but I understand, it’s a pretty cool exhibition.”