We are super excited for a second season, of Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 professional basketball league. Some great additions were added in the off-season that include some of the biggest names in hoops. Starting with Drew Gooden, Nate Robinson and Carlos Boozer who were all named to the BIG3 coaching staff. They will begin their season starting on June 22nd at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX. The electrifying court play will include new names like former #1 NBA draft Pick Greg Oden, Quentin Richardson, Baron Davis, A’mare Stoudemire, Smush Parker and Eddy Curry to name a few. Among 20 other players have joined the BIG3 in the off-season.
We got a chance to speak with Ice Cube + Clyde Drexler to talk the BIG3 Season opener and much more. Get into the interview below.
Do you guys think you all will look into broadcasting games for the Young3 soon?
Ice Cube: I’m not sure, you know this is something new that we’re trying and we’re in the very early stages.We hope one day that we will have a competitive Young3 league and maybe the champion can play as the first game of our championship. You never know, so were trying to expand that and make sure, right now we just want to see kids participate and come out and we will evaluate what we got after that.
What are you most excited about for the start of the season?
Clyde Drexler: I’m excited because from a competitive standpoint our game is incredible. So I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen. There’s a lot of curiosity leading up to and a lot of expectations after such a great draft and a combine. Every team has truly improved and so I can’t wait to see from a competitive standpoint on how these guys will compete and compare at the start of the season. It’s going to be awesome.
Why did you guys decide to change the championship location from Las Vegas to NYC this year?
Ice Cube: Well we started off our season in Brooklyn and they were so great and so much energy in the building, Barclays really helped us figure alot of things out and we just wanted to reward the city with a championship. We are excited to go back there because they greeted us with open arms in a league that nobody had ever seen before. We had 15,000 people in there. So we want to reward places that reward us. And so we were thinking about where we would have our championship and it was like a no-brainier to go back to Brooklyn.
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