It's been a very busy week for the BIG3. Today, the league announces that NBA veteran and FOX Sports analyst Corey Maggette will be returning to the hardwood this June as a Player Co-Captain in the BIG3. He joins Allen Iverson, Kenyon Martin, Mike Bibby and a number of other high profile signings announced in the last few days. 

"I'm happy to be a part of the Big3. Your competitiveness never leaves you and now you have another place to use it" remarked Maggette.

The 6'6" powerhouse brings 14 years of pro ball experience and one of the best free throw records in history to the newly formed league. The BIG3 begins its regular season June 24th, 2017.

On Wednesday (Jan. 11), Ice Cube and entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz teamed up to announce their new 3-on-3 basketball league titled the BIG3 at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel in New York City. 

"It sucks to see your favorite players retire. There's nothing good about it, especially when you know they still got game," Cube said during the press conference. “My father always told me if you don't think big, you will always be small. So, we came up with a big idea. It was to bring a style of basketball that I grew up playing, watching, and loving, which is 3-on-3 basketball.”

In an exclusive interview with Adrian Wojnarowski's The Vertical, NBA Superstar Chauncey Billups announced his plans to take his talents to the BIG3.

Billups (aka Mr. Bigshot) is a five-time NBA All-Star and a three-time All-NBA selection. This announcement comes on the heels of other high profile signings, including Kenyon Martin, Jermaine O'Neal and Jason Williams. 

ICE CUBE, JEFF KWATINETZ AND ROGER MASON, JR. ANNOUNCE THE BIG3

A PROFESSIONAL 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL LEAGUE FEATURING LEGENDARY NBA ALL STARS ALLEN IVERSON, CHAUNCEY BILLUPS, GEORGE “THE ICEMAN” GERVIN AND MORE

(NEW YORK, NY) Jan. 11, 2016 — Producer, actor and music legend Ice Cube, along with entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz officially announced today the launch of the BIG3 (www.BIG3.com), a new, 3-on-3, half-court basketball league that will feature some of the best players to ever play the game. Former National Basketball Players Association Deputy Executive Director and NBA player Roger Mason, Jr. will serve as the league’s Commissioner and President.

Deputy executive director Roger Mason is leaving the National Basketball Players Association to become president and commissioner of a new professional basketball league for retired NBA players, The Vertical has learned.

Mason’s departure comes at the conclusion of the union’s negotiations for a new seven-year Collective Bargaining Agreement, which sources say will be ratified Friday with the final tally of player voting due.

 

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