Allen Iverson will not coach in the BIG3 this season and will be replaced by Michael Cooper with 3’s Company. Iverson said Wednesday he informed the league he could not take part because of scheduling conflicts, adding in an Instagram post that the league supports him and he would continue to attend games when possible.
The BIG3 will host 3-on-3 tournaments and skills clinics for children in the cities where it plays games this season. The Young3 will be held on Thursdays in 10 cities where the BIG3 will play on Friday nights. It’s the second season for the 3-on-3 league of former NBA players co-founded by entertainer Ice Cube.
JLEIII: If I’m not mistaken, you and Ice Cube have a relationship that goes back, right? Mahorn: Wayyyyy back. Back to the 2004 championship that the Pistons won. Ice Cube was there on the sideline, and I was always a fan of his music because Public Enemy was my first love once you started hearing hip-hop with a conscious element. It started with Chuck D and Public Enemy, and then Ice Cube comes on the scene with N.W.A, and I was like, “Oh, man. This is cool.” We made a bet back then (in 2004 — the Pistons beat Ice Cube’s Los Angeles Lakers for the NBA title), just betting dinner. Ice Cube said, “I’m going to take you to Sizzler.” I won the bet, and we became friends ever since then.
Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon was the target of a bizarre bribery plot by the Qatari government, rapper Ice Cube and his business partner have claimed in a lawsuit, DailyMail.com can disclose. The rapper and Jeff Kwatinetz claim that a Qatari investor in their BIG3 basketball league tried to get access to Bannon when he was Trump’s White House chief strategist – and that the investor was a front for the Qatari government.