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Ice Cube Makes Major Money Move! Big3 League Coming To CBS All Summer + Lamar Odom Joins, Lisa Leslie Set To Coach

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Ice Cube is making major money moves with his Big3 basketball league. Games will air on network television all summer long. Find out how to watch inside...

Everything Ice Cube touches turns into gold.

The west coast rapper just inked a major deal with CBS and CBS Sports to have his Big3 League games aired all summer long after his two-year deal with FOX Sports expired.

 

 

The Big 3 - the professional 3-on-3 basketball league founded by the hip hop musician in 2017 - has teamed up with the network for its third season where fans will get to soak in over 20 hours of live coverage on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning with a prime-time game at 8pm EST on June 22nd.

"Since day 1, BIG3 has always been about hard-nosed, fierce competition. Now we're ramping it up with more teams, younger players, and a shiny new TV deal with CBS Sports," Ice Cube said in a statement released Thursday. "Our first two years were about showing that our vision was credible. This year is about taking the game to a whole new level. This is a big deal."

Several former NBA ballers will be returning for the new season, including Amar'e Stoudemire, Carlos Boozer, Rashard Lewis and Stephen Jackson. This season will also feature newcomers like Lamar Odom, Gilbert Arenas (lord), Mario Chalmers, and Jason Terry.

This season will roll out 12 teams (up from 8 in previous seasons) and a slate of head coaches, som of them women. Former WNBA star/Basketball Hall of Famer Lisa Leslie will coach one of the new clubs named the Triplets. She's the 2nd female coach to join Big3's ranks, joining fellow Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman.

Last year, the Julius Erving Championship Trophy went to 3's Company, and captain Corey Maggette took home the MVP.

By the way, Cube and LL Cool J teamed up for another total sports TV domination, if they can pull off that deal.

They're bidding to cop 22 regional sports channels, including NYC's YES network, after Disney being forced to sell. Disney tried to be slick and received the 22 stations as part of it's $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century FOX. However, Disney is already the majority owner of ESPN, so the Justice Department feels they would have too much power in the sports TV landscape with those 22 regional stations.

They have to beat out other bigwigs who are looking to make this come up. It's reported they're joining forces with billionaire Alex and Ani jewelry founder Carolyn Rafaelian. It's also said other sports and cultural icons are interested in participating in the bid.

Fingers crossed they nab this deal.

In music news...

Ice Cube released the official music video for “Ain’t Got No Haters," featuring Too Short. It's a cut from his 10th studio album, Everythangs Corrupt. Watch the full video and the behind-the-scenes video below:

 

EXTRAS:

1. Steph Curry started wearing contact lenses and his shooting percentage went way up.  Apparently, he has a degenerative eye disease! STORY

2.  "Page Six TV" has been cancelled after 2 seasons.  It will run through the summer. STORY

 

 

Photo: Getty

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