Ice Cube to WINS: I’ll become a stalker to bring Kobe to BIG3

August 23, 2018 - 1:18 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The BIG3 basketball championship will be decided in Brooklyn on Friday night.

Power and 3's Company will play each other at 8 p.m. at Barclay's Center -- the league got its start in Brooklyn.

"Brooklyn showed us a lot of love," Ice Cube told 1010 WINS, "We wanted to come back with a meaningful game, not just the first game of the season, but to come back with a championship game, and reward Brooklyn for just being down."

When it comes to the league, Ice Cube is a fan first.

"It's great because it's something that if I wasn't involved I would go to see it and I would be watching it every week," he said. "The NBA should have did this 30 years ago."

Cube says the league isn't a business, it's a partnership.

"We share revenue share with the players, all players get paid the same base salary, and coaches," he said.

Players are given a revenue share based on where their team places. Ice Cube credits it with keeping the league competitive.

Ice Cube says he's fully committed to getting Kobe Bryant involved -- they've had some talks, but Kobe hasn't committed. Cube remains undeterred and told WINS he'll become a stalker if it means landing Bryant.

"He's like 'yo, I'm retired Cube," he said, "I'm a stalker, you know what I mean."

August is also the 30th anniversary of the release of Straight Outta Compton. Ice Cube filled WINS in on the music, and what he did with his first big paycheck.

Check out the whole thing in the video above.