Colin Kaepernick Is NOT Investing W/ Ice Cube & His BIG3 League, Despite What Recent Reports Claim

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Colin Kaepernick Is NOT Investing W/ Ice Cube & His BIG3 League, Despite What Recent Reports Claim

No, Colin Kaepernick is not investing in Ice Cube‘s BIG3 league.

Despite rumors of the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback stepping in as an investor for the hip-hop legend, a spokesperson has confirmed that it is simply that—a rumor.

Ice Cube founded the BIG3 league, a 3-on-3 basketball competition, in 2017 alongside entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz. According to its official Twitter bio,

“BIG3 is where FIREBALL3 superstars play. The premier global league features many of the greatest, most popular and skilled professional athletes of all time.”

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Rumors are now swirling that the BIG3 is “on the verge of potentially shutting down.”

During an interview with Basketball News’ Alex Kennedy, Ice Cube shared that the National Basketball Association (NBA) hasn’t really offered the proper support for his venture. Ice Cube said,

“The NBA hasn’t been the nicest to the BIG3 to me. Of course, publicly, they say all the right words. But we know privately, there’s things done behind the scenes [with] sponsors, broadcasters and blah blah blah.

He continued,

“So … that soured me a little bit. I love the league and I still respect the league, [but] I think they should do more with the BIG3. We’ve proven ourselves, we have a lot of their players, or ex-players and ex-ambassadors as part of this league. They believe in the league, so I wish the NBA would see that we’re complementary.”


As for Colin Kaepernick, he has not played in the NFL since 2016, though he participated in Las Vegas Raiders workouts in May. The ex-NFL player is believed to have been blackballed due to controversy sparked by his kneeling during the national anthem prior to games in protest of racial injustice and police brutality.

Colin Kaepernick

While Colin Kaepernick is not investing in the BIG3, it is backed by some pretty big names, including rappers Kanye West and Snoop Dogg and PayPal co-founder Ken Howery.

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Authored by: S. G.