Following a scandal-filled first year of existence, the start-up pro basketball league BIG3 is turning to an all-time NBA great to right the ship.
According to TMZ Sports, Ice Cube’s league has brought on 10-time NBA All-Star and Basketball Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler to be its next commissioner, replacing the disgraced Roger Mason.
“As Commissioner he (Drexler) will help lead the BIG3’s basketball operations as well as executing the league’s long-term strategy on all fronts,” the league said in a statement to TMZ Sports.
As the gossip rag notes, Mason was fired from his role after just over a year. The firing came after reports that Mason stole millions of dollars from the BIG3 with help of multiple investors from Qatari. Ice Cube had originally taken over as commissioner on an interim basis.
Despite questionable success in its first season, the BIG3 continues to draw well-known former NBA players to the league. It seems to be here to stay. Based on the relationship former Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask has with the league, that makes sense. Add someone of Drexler’s ilk, and that’s magnified further.