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FOX Sports Partners With Ice Cube's Big3 League To Broadcast Debut Season

The 3 on 3 league kicks off June 25 at Barclays Center, with the first broadcast airing June 26.

Ice Cube's Big3 announced a partnership with FOX Sports on Wednesday (March 22) that will broadcast the 3-on-3 basketball league's inaugural season. The sporting event begins June 25 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and tickets can still be purchased at Ticketmaster. The debut broadcast will air on Monday, June 26 at 8 p.m. EST through FOX Sports 1.

Cube was joined by league commissioner Roger Mason Jr. on FOX Sports 1's UNDISPUTED to make the breaking news announcement. "This is a big day for the BIG3," he said. "We are very excited. We’ve been waiting for this day. It’s extremely exciting to be here with FOX Sports. They definitely see the picture and see the great things we are trying to do."

The Big3 includes former NBA superstars such as Allen Iverson, Chauncey Billups, and Jermaine O'Neal, while Kenyon Martin, Jason “White Chocolate” Williams, Rashard Lewis, Stephen Jackson, and Mike Bibby will serve as player captains. Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Clyde Drexler, Charles Oakley, George Gervin and Gary Payton are expected to coach their own teams in the league.

Ice Cube's latest venture will make stops at 10 cities throughout the summer. Games will be played each Sunday, with FOX Sports broadcasting match ups the following night in primetime. The league culminates with the Big3 Finals airing live on Saturday, August 26 on FOX.

"This is an ideal fit for FS1," said Charlie Dixon, FOX Sports EVP of Content/Original Programming. "It will be appointment viewing for any basketball fan, showcasing star-power, fiery personalities and classic match ups on the court."

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Steph Curry Says He’s “Definitely” Visiting NASA After Moon Landing Joke

Earlier this week, Stephen Curry appeared on the Winging It podcast where he expressed doubt in NASA's history landing on the moon. His comments caused an uproar in the science community and drew comparisons to Kyrie Irving’s flat Earth conspiracy.

NASA even weighed in, offering Curry a free visit to the lunar lab at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Looking back, the 30-year-old Golden State Warriors point guard admits he wasn't being totally serious about his feelings on the moon.

 

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“I was just talking nonsense around conspiracies and whatnot...and I brought up the moon landing and if I believe it or not,” Curry explained to VIBE on Tuesday (Dec. 12) at the Warriors training facility where the NBA star gave a sneak peek at his new Under Armour Curry 6 sneakers.

“I have now parlayed that into an opportunity to educate myself and have an experience I will take NASA up on,” he continued. “I’m definitely going and also, lessoned learned in terms of obviously don’t believe something just because somebody said it, educate yourself. Do your research and be intelligent about it, that’s what I plan on doing.”

No word yet on when Curry will head to NASA.

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Report: Redskins Considering Signing Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick has been without a job for nearly two years now, following his protest against social injustice during the national anthem. While the quarterback has been blacklisted from the NFL, things may finally be looking up. According to NFL coach Jay Gruden, the Washington Redskins are seriously considering signing Kaepernick.

Gruden revealed the news during a press conference on Tuesday (Dec. 4) after losing their second quarterback in the last month, TMZ reports. "[There's] not a lot of time to get a brand new QB and a system installed and taught in a couple days," Gruden said . "[Kaepernick has] been talked about and discussed..."

The Redskins previously lost their starting quarterback Alex Smith to a bad injury in Nov. 2018. They reportedly considered Kaepernick back then, but decided to go forward with Mark Sanchez. The team lost another starter, Colt McCoy to a broken fibula, which led them back to Kap.

As previously reported, Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL and its owner, accusing them of colluding to not hire him to a team for the 2017 season.

While the team is still in consideration, Gruden suggested that they will "probably go in a different direction." Nevertheless, he said the team will have a workout with its quarterback this week.

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Magic Johnson's Daughter Elisa Narrowly Escapes Home Invasion

Magic Johnson's daughter, Elisa Johnson was reportedly involved in a home invasion in San Fernando Valley on Sunday (Dec. 2), TMZ reports. Johnson was reportedly staying at an Airbnb that she rented with friends when the attack occurred.

It's unclear if the suspects broke in or if the door was unlocked, authorities say. Nevertheless, it was reported that two armed men entered the establishment, and began terrorizing the 10 people staying there at gunpoint.

Elisa was reportedly in one of the bedrooms when she heard the commotion. She then escaped through a sliding door that was located at the back of the house and ran down the street to get help.

Luckily, no one was harmed during the robbery. But the bandits did make off with at least $30K to $40K in valuables, including jewelry, cash, and electronics.

Elisa is the youngest child of NBA legend Magic and Cookie Johnson. She previously appeared on E!'s reality series Rich Kids of Beverley Hills and her brother EJ Johnson's spinoff show, EJNYC.

It appears that Elisa may have responded to the reports on her Instagram Stories on Sunday (Dec. 2), saying, "God is good."

Airbnb also released a statement on Monday (Dec. 3), addressing the rarity of this incident. "There have been over 400 million guest arrivals in Airbnb listings and negative incidents are extremely rare. We are urgently investigating this incident and are reaching out to our community members and local law enforcement to better understand what happened," the statement reads.

It's unclear why the burglars targeted Johnson at this time. Police say they fled the scene before they arrived. Authorities are still investigating the situation.

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