Ice Cube Signs Former NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas With Big3
Calling Agent Zero! On Thursday, rapper/actor Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 basketball league announced the signing of former NBA All-Star, Gilbert Arenas. The 10 year NBA vet spoke with Cube during an recent episode of his YouTube podcast called “No Chill.”
Arenas, 37, and Big3 founder, Cube spoke on his podcast about his training since January in anticipation of joining the league as Arenas watched the first year develop into a 12 team group. Gilbert explained,
“I think a lot of people watched the first year to try and figure out the speed of it, and when I watched it I was like, ‘Whoosh, they’re really going, they’re really playing basketball.’ So I don’t think I’m trained and prepared for that sport right there. It’s one of those things where I need to train like I’m playing in the NBA again ’cause I’m not gonna let them get the best of me. So I got four and a half months” to get ready for this season.
Arenas stated that he’s making his Big3 contract official.
“I’m gonna go ahead and join. Like, I’m really gonna be training, that’s the sad part. I’m training like I’m about to sign a $100 million contract.”
Arenas played in 11 NBA seasons with a handful of teams around the league after being drafted in the 2001 draft by the Golden State Warriors. Known as Agent Zero, Arenas spent most of his NBA career in Washington playing seven seasons and reached the All-Star Game in three-straight seasons. Ice Cube has signed a number of familiar NBA household names to his Big2 league as former Laker Lamar Odom, Kendrick Perkins, Shannon Brown, and Daniel “Boobie” Gibson.
Check The “No Chill” podcast with Arenas and Ice Cube:
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