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Ice Dice Expands BIG3 Basketball League With Groups In Houston And Miami

River Callaway/Getty Images Ice Cube‘s BIG3 basketball league continues to get bigger and bigger. The multi-hyphenate Hip-Hop icon recently announced that his sports organization has expanded to Houston and Miami. Earlier this year, Cube expressed his desire to transition the BIG3 league from hosting games on the road to having home teams across the nation

Ice Dice Expands BIG3 Basketball League With Groups In Houston And Miami

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Ice Cube‘s BIG3 basketball league continues to get larger and greater.

The multi-hyphenate Hip-Hop icon not too long ago introduced that his sports activities group has expanded to Houston and Miami. Earlier this 12 months, Dice expressed his need to transition the BIG3 league from internet hosting video games on the street to having dwelling groups throughout the nation, as Los Angeles was his first acquisition.

On Wednesday (July 3), Bloomberg reported that Eric Mullins and Milton Carroll purchased a franchise in Houston, and final month, businessman, Heath Freeman, purchased a unit in Miami. “I’m honored to affix Ice Dice and [co-founder] Jeff Kwatinetz on the BIG3 and convey a brand new skilled basketball staff to Miami,” Freeman mentioned on the time.

He added, “BIG3 is shaping the future of basketball; the gameplay is dynamic and nuanced and the product on the court docket appeals to the audiences on this extremely fast-growing area. Basketball followers throughout South Florida can relaxation assured that this franchise will quickly add to our nice area’s profitable sports activities pedigree.”

Previous to the offers talked about above, Dice spoke with VIBE in an unique interview the place he shared the opposite cities that he’d like to expand to. “We’d like to be in Toronto, New York, Miami, Chicago, the Bay Space, DC space, Baltimore, DMV, St. Louis, Kansas Metropolis, Detroit,” he expressed. “We’d like to be in Jersey. We really obtained a recreation in Newark this 12 months.”

He additionally spoke with the outlet about his makes an attempt to recruit newly-drafted Indiana Fever participant, Caitlin Clark, forward of the 2024 WNBA season.

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Caitlin Clark #22 of the Indiana Fever shoots a free throw in opposition to the Las Vegas Aces within the first quarter of their recreation at T-Cellular Area on July 02, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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“Her impact on the ratings is one thing that’s plain. She was doing higher rankings than the NBA,” he spoke of the expert athelete. “As a league, you need that type of star energy. It might increase the bar for everyone. If one other participant come together with that type of affect, in fact, we might go after them.”

He added, “It’s one thing that our sponsors and all people was , and if we might’ve landed her, it will have meant the league would’ve been capable of accumulate extra {dollars} from all our companions and sponsors. It might’ve been an enormous win for the entire league.”

The BIG3’s subsequent occasion is about to happen in Newark, NJ, on the Prudential Middle on Sunday (July 7). Seize tickets here.

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