This summer, Ice Cube’s BIG3 basketball league will kick off its third season, and it’ll feature more former NBA players than ever. In the last few weeks, they’ve announced numerous additions, like Joe Johnson, Gilbert Arenas, Al Jefferson, Ronnie Brewer, Carlos Arroyo, Brandon Rush, and others.
Now, we can add Jason Terry to the mix as well. The 19-year NBA vet has been broadcasting for TNT, NBA TV, and ESPN this season, but it appears he’s ready to lace them back up again and join some of his former NBA peers for some 3-on-3 half-court action.
The 41-year-old sharpshooting guard last played for the Milwaukee Bucks in 2018, but his time way from the game hasn’t diminished his confidence one bit. In typical Jet Terry style, he’s already talking both championships and breaking the league’s four-point record.
Via James Herbert of CBS Sports:
The biggest reason, the No. 1 reason, is my love for the game and for the fans. Watching the BIG3 the last two years — the first year I was able to attend the championship game in Vegas, last year I was at one of the home games in Dallas — sitting courtside, I promised Cube, the very first year that I retire, that I will play in the BIG3. One, it’s an entertaining league. Two, a lot of the guys playing — you’re talking about Jermaine O’Neal, Nate Robinson, Baron Davis, Stephen Jackson — these are all guys that either were on my team or I played against while I was in the league, so we’re a tight brotherhood. That relationship alone, and then having fun, going out and playing the game that you love in front of the fans, touring around the United States with fans that haven’t gotten seen you play in a while, is ultra-fun.
Terry went on to talk about how the BIG3’s four-point shot is well within his normal range, which made him No. 5 all-time in three-pointers made in NBA history. Terry also won a championship as a member of the Dallas Mavericks team that upset the Big 3 Heat for the 2011 championship.
A return to the court might be a welcome change of pace for Terry, whose recent on-air exploits had him struggling to survive the Choco Challenge, which is advertised as the world’s hottest chocolate bar.