/Big3 begins: Ice Cube's new 3-on-3 league starts with a bang

Big3 begins: Ice Cube's new 3-on-3 league starts with a bang


AP

Published 3:30 p.m. ET June 25, 2017 | Updated 58 minutes ago

NEW YORK (AP) — DeShawn Stevenson nailed the shot, ran toward the sideline and slapped hands with Ice Cube.

Stevenson had a winner, and Cube might, too.

The rapper-actor’s new 3-on-3 basketball league of former NBA players got off to a strong start Sunday, with the first two games both decided on winning shots.

The stands at Barclays Center were well-filled, with entertainers such as LL Cool J and NBA players such as James Harden in the crowd for the first two games before former MVP Allen Iverson, the main attraction among players, took the court following a concert for the third of four games on the day.

“We’re excited to be here in the first weekend of the Big3,” said Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler, who coached Power to a 62-58 victory over Tri State on Stevenson’s 3-pointer.

“I think it’s going to…

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