Ice Cube’s BIG3 is currently embroiled in a legal battle with a trio of Persian Gulf investors who have ties to the the royal family of Qatar, and the league has taken an interesting tack to come up with a solution.
The league took out a full-page ad in the New York Times imploring President Donald Trump for assistance ahead of his meeting with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
According to the New York Post, Ice Cube is suing the investors for $1.2 billion, alleging they failed to live up to their financial commitment to the league while simultaneously attempting to wrest control of the BIG3.
“These members and associates of the royal family made excuse after excuse for not paying, all of which is documented in text messages and emails,” according to the suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. “The blame for their failure to fund the millions they owed the BIG3 ran the gamut from their ‘sinuses,’ ‘hiking,’ it being a ‘long day bro,’ and to bad press regarding Qatar associations with alleged funding of terrorism,” the suit alleged.
This story is pretty unique, and it sure seems like it’s going to continue down an unfamiliar path for a while before it comes to a conclusion.