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Allen Iverson won’t play in the BIG3 in Lexington this weekend

One of the main attractions for the BIG3 3-on-3 basketball tournament this weekend in Rupp Arena was supposed to be Allen Iverson, but the Philadelphia 76ers legend won’t play due to suspension.

This morning, BIG3 commissioner Roger Mason Jr. announced that Iverson has been suspended one week for not showing up to his game in Dallas on Sunday, meaning he will miss Sunday’s game in Rupp. Iverson didn’t give a reason for not showing up, but did apologize on Instagram afterwards. Regardless, BIG 3 founder Ice Cube said he still felt as though a punishment as necessary.

“Well, we talked about holding up the legitimacy of the league and he knows that him not showing up hurts us,” Ice Cube said. “Who’s happy to be suspended? Nobody. But he understands that it’s a necessary step in the development of the BIG3 who don’t believe what we’re doing and what we’re going to do in the future. Our league is bigger than one man, and we’ve got Hall-of-Famers, champions, All-Stars, first-round picks, and we have to think about them. He understands that.”

Regardless, Sunday’s event should be a fun one. Iverson may not be able to play, but former pros like Rashard Lewis, Mike Bibby, Rashad McCants, Kenyon Martin, Jason Williams, Chauncey Billups will. The BIG3 is picking up in popularity, so if you want to see what it’s all about, get thee to a Ticketmaster to secure your seat. Unfortunately, Calipari can’t go due to a family obligation, but he’s apparently sending plenty of his former players in his place. Ice Cube is ready for them:


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10 Comments for Allen Iverson won’t play in the BIG3 in Lexington this weekend

  1. GoBigBlu
    2:46 pm August 2, 2017 Permalink

    You couldn’t pay me to watch this.

  2. TheMrDShow
    2:50 pm August 2, 2017 Permalink

    We’re not even talking about PRACTICE.

    • GoBigBlu
      2:53 pm August 2, 2017 Permalink

      And wonder if he can afford that cheeseburger now.

  3. trumpetguy
    3:01 pm August 2, 2017 Permalink

    WAY too much time on our hands if we give this more than a yawn. OLD former players still trying to milk a dime……….no thanks

  4. 8xchamp
    3:38 pm August 2, 2017 Permalink

    Well that’s a disappointment for the 10 people that’ll be there

  5. EdC
    4:26 pm August 2, 2017 Permalink

    Even worse featuring a guy with TERRIBLE lifetime stats other than being a ball hog and getting a lot of points by not passing and shooting a horrible percentage. For reference keep in mind media creation Iverson is hall of fame, the same media won’t give Ronda the time of day.

    Iverson Career
    fg 42.5%
    3pt 31.3%
    reb 3.7
    ast 6.2

    Rondo Career
    fg 46.3
    3pt 30.4
    reb 4.9
    ast 8.5

    • TBW3011
      8:31 pm August 2, 2017 Permalink

      If you think Rondo and AI belong in the same sentence, I don’t know what to tell you. That is laughable.

    • EdC
      8:17 am August 3, 2017 Permalink

      You think Iverson has hall of fame stats? I don’t know what to tell you. That is laughable. Never was an enabler. Never led a team to a championship. Pure ball hog just like Carmelo Anthony. If Rondo had been as selfish as Iverson he could have scored more points too. Same for many of the true point guard enablers.

  6. KatsKlaws
    5:36 pm August 2, 2017 Permalink

    I thought it was funny that Cal conveniently had a “family obligation” at the exact time this event is taking place…LOL