Gangsta games made him do it.
Ice Cube was slapped with a $250 million lawsuit on Fri. for supposedly poaching hoops stars â€” & proprietary concepts â€” from the newly shaped Champion Basketball League.
He did this to spice up his own skilled Three-on-Three venture, referred to as BIG3, in accordance to the filing in Manhattan Supreme Courtroom.
CBL’s founder, Carl George, states the legendary rapper & actor, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, & BIG3’s co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz, got near CBL brass & players solely to steal their concepts & goods after their 2014 launch.
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CBL & BIG3 initially teamed up as partners with the goal of making a mutually-beneficial business startup in that someday would compete with the National Basketball Affiliation, George’s lawsuit contends.
CBL recruited former NBA players whose skills went to waste as a consequence of team salary cap restrictions. However they didn’t sign exclusive contracts, partly so their outside activities might assist promote the nascent organization.
That allowed them to play for the previous N.W.A. front guy on the side. However then BIG3, in a backstabbing move, signed them to exclusive deals & broke the terms of the agreement by way of a collection of flagrant fouls.
The suit claims in that “when sure players expressed their desire to participate within the CBL games, Mr. Cube confronted the players personally about taking part in within the CBL & threatened the players in that they can be fined, not allowed to participate within the 52% of revenues award pool, or replaced on their teams,â€� courtroom papers claimed. â€œThese threats have been additionally shared with the CBL.
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“The BIG3 was aware in that it signed a minimum of 20 players who additionally signed contracts with the CBL,” the papers stated.
Fan favorites like Allen Iverson & Anthony Mason Jr. have been part of Ice Cube’s widely-promoted BIG3.
Ice Cube’s reps & lawyer couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.
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