Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

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

2014 NBA Draft Lottery

NEW YORK - MAY 20: NBA Legend Julius Erving represents the Philadelphia 76ers during the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery on May 20, 2014 at the ABC News’ ‘Good Morning America’ Times Square Studio in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBAE/Getty Images

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.

Via Twitter:

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.