The BIG3 is off to a great start. The league is getting some decent crowds at all of their stops this summer. One of the founders of the BIG3, rap legend Ice Cube, has done a great job of creating a buzz for 3-on-3 basketball. In order to keep the buzz, the league needs star power. Having guys like Allen Iverson, DR. J, and Gary Payton helps, but having the “Black Mamba” would help even more.
Ice Cube told KTLA this morning that the BIG3 is interested in former Lakers star Kobe Bryant:
“I hope his competitive juices get to itching him, and he wants to come in the league and score 50, and win the game,” Ice Cube said. “We hope he’ll play one day, but if not, we still got some great players, still competitive guys that want to play. We have a lot of guys that’s looking at us, so we expect to have big names next year, and hopefully Kobe will be one of them.”
Bryant to the BIG3 would be a huge lift for the league. Let’s hope it happens!