/‘Nobody Leans on Ice Cube’: Big3 Makes Way for McGregor-Mayweather Fight

‘Nobody Leans on Ice Cube’: Big3 Makes Way for McGregor-Mayweather Fight

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The rapper Ice Cube, one of the founders of Big3, a new 3-on-3 basketball league featuring former NBA players.

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The promoters of the fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather have a potential blockbuster on their hands. But they also had a small problem. The arena they announced as their site, the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, was taken. The championship game of the Big3, the new 3-on-3 basketball league featuring former NBA players, was already booked for Aug. 26, the day they had chosen for the fight.

After a few weeks of limbo, the situation has been resolved. Not surprisingly, the multimillion dollar fight won out over the first-year league. The Big3 final will move across the street to the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

On Tuesday, Jeff Kwatinetz and the rapper Ice Cube, the basketball league’s founders, spoke about the decision.

“We weren’t excited by the way we were initially informed,” Kwatinetz said, “but we don’t think there was any real bad intent.”

Though the news…

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