With Ice Cube‘s inaugural BIG3 basketball season ready to commence on Sunday at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, the revered MC decided to dish out a new promo video featuring some of the league’s premier stars.
In the black-and-white video, Cube — donning his BIG3 T-shirt — spews out some hard-hitting basketball lines. “Three, now that’s a magic number/ Got the homies balling out for the whole damn summer,” he raps. Along with Cube, NBA Hall of Fame guard Allen Iverson and Philadelphia 76ers legend Julius Erving make appearances all throughout the video.
In an interview with Billboard last March, Cube spoke on his favorite teams for his upcoming 3-on-3 basketball season. “The Chauncey Billups and Stephen Jackson team is going to be pretty tough to beat,” said Cube. “I’m interested in ‘White Chocolate,’ [Jason Williams] and Rashard Lewis’ team, because I think they’ll be able to move around and hit big shots. Kenyon Martin and Al Harrington seems like a bruising team that’s rough in the paint, so it’s really interesting to see how this thing develops.”
Earlier this month, Cube re-released his sophomore album Death Certificate for the project’s 25th anniversary. The album came equipped with three new songs including “Only One Me,” “Dominate the Weak” and “Good Cop, Bad Cop.”
Watch Cube’s BIG3 promo video below: