Ice Cube Rumors
BIG3’s punching back at accusations it broke a deal with a competitor, and it’s now suing that league for defamation. Ice Cube’s BIG3 slapped Champions League with a lawsuit after the CL claimed its league can’t get off the ground and blamed the BIG3 for allegedly breaking a deal with Champions League.
In docs, filed by Mark Geragos, BIG3 says the Champions League posted a statement on its website that was a bald-faced lie. The CL said, “The issue is that Big3 violated the agreement that players would be able to play in both leagues even though all the players had prior agreements with the Champions League.”
BIG3 says there was NEVER any agreement between between the 2 leagues and no BIG3 player was barred from honoring commitments to the Champions League. BIG3 goes as far as saying that 3 players who DID have a deal with CL were specifically allowed to play for Champions.
Gangsta games made him do it. Ice Cube was slapped with a $250 million lawsuit on Friday for supposedly poaching hoops stars — and proprietary ideas — from the newly formed Champion Basketball League. He did this to boost his own professional 3-on-3 venture, called BIG3, according to the filing in Manhattan Supreme Court. CBL’s founder, Carl George, says the legendary rapper and actor, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, and BIG3’s co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz, got close to CBL brass and players only to steal their ideas and goods after their 2014 launch.
With BIG3 honcho Ice Cube saying he’s gunning for Kobe to join his basketball league next season, we asked Iverson how he felt about possibly coaching the Black Mamba on his 3’s Company team. “That would be love,” Iverson said … “love, baby.”
LaVar Ball, who most recently said he could beat Michael Jordan with one hand tied behind his back, on Sunday lost a shooting contest to rapper Ice Cube with the benefit of both hands untied. Side by side for 90 seconds, Ball and Ice Cube shot “4-pointers,’’ 30 feet from the basket, during an intermission at the rapper’s BIG3 event at Staples Center. Ball made one. Ice Cube made two.