Rap star Ice Cube officially launched his Big3 basketball league today (June 25), Brooklyn, New York.
The Big3’s inaugural season launched at the Barclays Center, kicking off what will be a 10-week schedule, featuring eight teams with five players, playing three-on-three, half-court basketball.
Four teams squared off in the season opener, with players like Allen Iverson, DeShawn Stevenson, Jason Williams, Ricky Davis, Rashad McCants, Kenyon Martin hitting the court.
Over 15,000 people came out to watch Allen Iverson’s team 3’s Company defeat The Ball Hogs in the final game.
Charles Oakley’s Killer 3s were trounced by Trilogy, while Rashard Lewis lead his team the 3 Headed Monsters to victory over the Ghost Ballers.
Power, took out coach Julius Erving and his Tri-State team of basketball players as celebs like Angela Yee, LL Cool J, Whoopi Goldberg and Fabolous, who gave a performance, watched on during the opener.
Other games are scheduled at major markets like Philadelphia, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas and other cities before the championship game, which originally was scheduled to be held on August 26.
However, Ice Cube is in negotiations to move the date, since this is since it’s the same day as the highly anticipated belt between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.