Ice Cube, BIG3 League Hit By $250M Lawsuit Filed by CBL Founder Carl George
BIG3 Leauge’s founder, Ice Cube, has found himself in a little bit of controversy as we had learnt from The New York Daily News’ Shayna Jacobs, on Friday that the Champions Basketball League founder, Carl George has filed a $250 million lawsuit against the BIG3 in Manhattan Supreme Court.
Carl George allegations are that Ice Cube and his partner, Jeff Kwatinetz, BIG3 co-founder had met with members of the CBL stole ideas from them which they incorporated into their own league.
In addition, Carl George goes even further with the allegations as he claims that the BIG3 signs players to exclusive contracts that disallow them from participating in another league.
A note from Carl George’s lawyers states, “When certain players expressed their desire to participate in the CBL games, Mr. Cube confronted the players personally about playing in the CBL and threatened the players that they would be fined, not allowed to participate in the 52 percent of revenues bonus pool, or replaced on their teams.”
Other than that, all we know is that the CBL was supposed to start in July but that is before the scheduled launch date was pushed back into August, with the addition of the league had cutting down from 16 to 10 teams.