This weekend, professional basketball finally returns to Staples Center. And no, it isn’t for Lonzo Ball’s Los Angeles Lakers debut.
The BIG3, Ice Cube’s three-on-three basketball league, makes its eighth and final regular season stop Sunday in Los Angeles, bringing with it an intriguing mix of gimmicks, pop culture and nostalgia.
Co-founded by Ice Cube and entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz, the BIG3 features a four-point shot, actor Michael Rapaport as its sideline reporter, and an assortment of everyone’s favorite NBA stars of the past, like Allen Iverson, Chauncey Billups and Mike Bibby.
Though the names may sound familiar to NBA junkies, the on-court product...