The Big 3 is heading into its third season this summer and Ice Cube along with the rest of the Big 3 leadership are always looking to add new talent. They have already made announcements of the new editions this summer which include Al Jefferson, Gilbert Arenas, Jason Terry, Joe Johnson, Josh Smith, Mario Chalmers, Brandon Rush, Shannon Brown, Lamar Odom, Steve Blake, and Kendrick Perkins. Other players such as Kobe Bryant names have been linked to the league as well.
Co-founder and entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz said during a phone conference interview back in August of 2018, that he heard from “a credible source yesterday that Kobe says he’s playing next year.” The quote triggered an immediate response from Kobe’s camp. Kobe, Inc chief marketing officer, Molly Carter released a statement saying Kobe had no plans to play the Big 3 next season.
Someone that does have an interest in playing in the Big Three this season is Kobe’s former teammate with the Los Angeles is Cedric Ceballos. The former 10-year veteran is currently working with Fox Sports Southwest basketball analyst, as well as, a Vice President with the Dallas Mavericks.
“I’m on the list every year and this is the first year that pushed the training camp draft combine back because of a lot of people that want to participate, but they are still coaching for teams or in their front office. Where they are not able to get to the combine because it was supposed to be the 11th and 12th of April. So, we are playing on the 10th and want to recover because that will put you on a flight to Vegas and you are leaving a plane straight to the court. Which puts you at a disadvantage at 50 years old, but I would love to play or be a part of it somehow, ” Ceballos told me.
“I have owned three ABA teams such because I want to keep the US players in the US. Instead of having to go overseas I think we get treated so badly and even if we are the top players going over there. It is still the combination of how they treat us is not like the way we treated Dirk, Vlade, Yao Ming and I can go on and on. How we are treated when going over there and they are treated here is totally different.”
During his ten year career, Cedric Ceballos averaged 14.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game.