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Allen Iverson Is Joining Ice Cube’s Basketball League

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 16: NBA Hall of Famer, Allen Iverson talks to the media before the Los Angeles Lakers game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on December 16, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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 2016 NBAE (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ice Cube’s BIG3, a 3-on-3 basketball league for retired NBA players, has been bringing in some pretty solid names to give his endeavor some legitimacy. The Vertical reports that the eternally relevant Allen Iverson, who’s known for his absurd talent on the floor, his unapologetically hip-hop style, and for mentioning Fabolous and Dispet during a Hall of Fame induction ceremony, will play for the league.

Iverson has signed up to be one of the league’s eight player/coaches, an irony since every basketball fan remembers his “Practice” rant. He spoke about his his involvement during a press conference held earlier today.

“When I got the call, it was a no brainer,” Iverson said. “That’s O’Shea [Jackson, Ice Cube’s dad name]. You don’t turn that down.”

Gary Payton, Chauncey Billups, Kenyon Martin, Jermaine O’Neal, Jason “White Chocolate” Williams, and Stephen Jackson are some of the other former NBA players who’ve signed up with BIG3. The league is expected to start up this summer. Watch Iverson’s comments below.

Me and Cube just getting started!! @icecube

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