Terrell Owens is a big fan of Ice Cube’s BIG3 league, and now he’s asking to take part in it. Owens says he’s very interested in playing in the 3-on-3 basketball league that’s touring the country this summer, and has said that he is a fan of the concept.
“I should be playing, to be honest,” Owens told Uproxx when asked about it at the American Flag Football League launch event in San Jose in June. “I do love it.”
Owens was also asked by TMZ about the BIG3 and went a step further, asking for a chance to play on a team for himself. He even went as far as to say that he’s tried to get into BIG3 but doesn’t have a way of contacting Ice Cube.
“I tried to get into that league,” Owens said in the video. “I gotta get Ice Cube’s number to get my name in the hat to get on one of those teams.”
Owens is no stranger to basketball. He’s played in a number of All-Star Celebrity Games and often plays in charity events. But he genuinely thinks he could compete in the BIG3.
“My football prowess, that speaks for itself, but I think if you ask around the BIG3 league and even outside of that, the guys know I can hoop,” Owens said. “I like what you guys are doing, man, let me come out there, display some of my skills and let me play against some of the best.”
Owens is still very active at age 43, and he’s definitely still in good shape. Whether the BIG3 is willing to allow non-basketball legends isn’t something that’s very clear, but it would be fun to see how Owens’ game stacks up to other former athletes.