Dr. J joins Gary Payton, George Gervin as coach in Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 basketball league


The Big 3 is a 3-on-3 summer basketball league coming to a city near you. The venture is backed by Ice Cube, and will feature several prominent former NBAers including Allen Iverson, Chauncey Billups, Rashard Lewis, and Kenyon Martin.

Ice Cube has also slated Gary Payton and George Gervin to be two of the coaches. Now, Cube has grabbed one more NBA legend to coach one of the eight teams.

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As much as this was sort of a funny concept when it was announced, the names that are associated with the league could make it pretty fun to watch. The question will be whether it has a big enough draw, both in-person and on broadcast, to survive more than a season.

Glad to see Julius Erving will get out there.