Ice Cube Rumors
Ice Cube’s Big 3 3-on-3 basketball league is coming to FS1 this summer, and the network has announced who’s going to be involved in calling the games. They’ll feature Gus Johnson on play-by-play, Jim Jackson on analysis and sideline reporter…Michael Rapaport (seen above). Here’s more information from Fox’s release: Fresh off the 2017 BIG EAST Championship on FOX and FS1, play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson returns to the court alongside analyst Jim Jackson as BIG3’s lead broadcast team. Johnson, an eminent figure throughout the industry, pairs his infectious enthusiasm with Jackson’s extensive NBA experience and unparalleled knowledge of the game. A frequent contributor to FS1’s daily studio shows, actor and comedian Michael Rapaport joins the veteran duo as a sideline reporter, offering in-game updates and interviews with his signature humor.
So when asked if he has ever really recorded a triple-double, you know like he says in It Was A Good Day, “Last week (expletive) around and got a triple-double,” he said: “Yeah, yeah.” How many times? “One time in It Was A Good Day song I got a triple-double. Nah, nah, I used to do pretty good in 3-on-3 pickup games.”
Michael Rapaport was the host of the draft and said that he’ll be the “sideline reporter” during the BIG3 games on FS1 this summer. He’s an actor and a comedian, so of course he cracked jokes and had the audience laughing the entire time. He really carried the show.