Right up there with the phrase, “never meet your heroes” is “never watch your NBA heroes play in an old man’s league.”
Ice Cube’s Big3 league was a cute idea, and I’ll still watch that over the Little League World Series, the strongman competition or whatever other crap ESPN is showing on a lazy Saturday afternoon in the summer. But the nostalgia act is already wearing thin. It’s hard to get too pumped up over Cuttino Mobley jacking ugly 3-pointers and Jermaine O’Neal getting hacked over and over again in slow motion.
Allen Iverson knows when to quit, as he did not show up for his latest Big 3 game. Iverson was reportedly out until 3 a.m. at a Chicago-area casino the night before the game in Dallas.
Can’t imagine these guys are making enough money to feel the need to be, ya know, responsible the night before a game.
For the record, Iverson was averaging a team-low 2.0 points per game prior to his no-show.