Ice Cube is Gunning for Kobe Bryant to Join the BIG3 League Next Year

Ice Cube says he eyeing Kobe Bryant as a possible addition to his BIG3 basketball league on Thursday during an appearance on KTLA in Los Angeles. The rap legend says he’s been in touch with Kobe and would like for him to join as soon as next year.

“I hope his competitive juices get the itch in him and he wants to, you know, come in the league and score 50 and win the game,” Cube said. “We hope he’ll play one day. But if not you know we still got some great players. Still competitive guys that want to play.”

Back in July, the recently retired Paul Pierce suggested that he would like to link up with the five-time champion and a former Boston Celtics teammate to form a superteam of sorts.

“You never know. I might try to convince KG, Kobe and we might try to set up our own team,” Pierce said on a BIG3 FS1 broadcast.

BIG3 play will resume in Los Angeles on Sunday before the playoffs get underway Aug. 20 in Seattle.