Updated: Mar 12
The NBA held its annual Allstar Game this passed weekend in Chicago. The rules of this years game were slightly different than what they were previously. The format of how teams where picked and even game play was altered as well. One of the rules implemented was to play without a running clock. The teams would instead play to reach 157 points. Great idea, however since 2017 that very strategy has been apart of Ice Cube’s Big 3 League. Cube took to Twitter to express how he felt about the move. His initially reply to the NBA was “oh really, wheres my invoice.” He continued with the following statement.
"The forward thinking of @thebig3 is taking our credit for helping the @NBA make the 4thQ of yesterday’s ASG one to remember," he posted. "Many will try to pull the Elam Rule out their asses, but we proved in 2017 that no game clock is the future. #nogarbageminutes."
Comedian Michael Rapaport also chimed in stating, “Yo the big 3 influences are all over Allstar Weekend. Ice Cube started this gangsta shit, and this the Motha Fuckin thanks he gets?”
The Big 3 is currently approaching its 4th Season, with no signs of going anywhere anytime soon. Former NBA players have been able to participate a play the game they love, without the politics and bull of the NBA. Ice cube revealed in 2018, he has plans to expand the league over in China. Be sure to check for the next Big 3 game in your city and grab tickets. With the leagues growing popularity, you never know who may be stepping on the court.