Ice Cube Rumors
Lamar Odom says his return to the court could happen this summer — telling TMZ Sports he wants to play in Ice Cube’s BIG3 league as a tribute to Rasual Butler. Lamar and the BIG3 have been circling each other for months. We were told Odom spoke with league honchos about a comeback last August … and Cube told us he was 100% down if L.O. got in shape.
So far, every preview of LeBron James’ upcoming appearance onCarpool Karaoke: The Series has been entertaining – the Cleveland Cavaliers star will do a buddy-cop parody with James Corden and dance to Maniac. In this extended preview, there’s James texting Jay Z, and then rapping to every word of Ice Cube’s It Was a Good Day as the music legend pops up in their backseat.
Metta World Peace just casually dropped some BIG basketball news … telling TMZ Sports he’s gonna suit up for Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 league next season!! Metta — who’s already part of Master P’s Global Mixed Gender League — says he’s gonna play for BOTH organizations … on top of being a player developmental coach for the Lakers’ G-League affiliate.
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.