At this point in the season, the BIG3 League appears to be a success. Ice Cube's ambitious venture to create his own basketball league during the NBA offseason period has been better than expected and its first season appears to have drawn the eye of former NBA stars like Gilbert Arenas.
In a wide-ranging interview with Rashad McCants, the BIG3 star of Trilogy told ClutchPoints that Arenas is very interested in giving the league a shot next year when asked if a proposed trio of former superstars Kobe Bryant, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett would work and if any other former stars will join the league next season.
“Absolutely,” McCants told ClutchPoints.com. “I spoke to Gilbert Arenas, and he said he's definitely interested in coming in next year and a couple of others.
“Those type of three-on-three teams, man. It's almost unfair, but it's only unfair when these guys are at the top of their games. It's a different game when you can barely move out there, so these guys got to take it serious and get back in shape and being ready to play because guys like me at 32 and 33 are going at them. Immediately.”
With the BIG3 getting national attention and having NBA superstars like James Harden and Russell Westbrook seen watching from the stands, the league is going places, and more notable names are bound to follow as it grows.
The former Washington Wizards star could be one of many players that decide to give the BIG3 League a try next year with Cube potentially having found something that will hold basketball fans over during the summer. Whether of big-name players like Bryant or Garnett also lace them up for the BIG3 remains to be seen.