Ice Cube is gearing up for the strongest BIG3 seasons to date. Back in January, the rapper-turned-entrepreneur (among other things) highlighted a list full of wholesale changes to the brand going into 2019. At the top of the list, he outlined plans to expand the number of participants from 8 to 12 active rosters. He also lowered the minimum age requirements for admission, from 30 to 27 years old, paving the way for players like former NBA first rounder Royce White to rejoin the professional ranks.

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In 2019, BIG# is opening its doors to international talent, and not just out-of-work talent, spoken for by the NBA fraternity. Not only that, Ice Cube intends on doubling up the regular season schedule to allow for two games-a-week per franchise, in 18 distinct basketball markets in the United States.

In honor of weekend's opening tip-off on CBS, Ice Cube has enlisted his own rapping talents in producing the official "BIG3 Season 3 Theme Song," complete with a highlight reel depicting all the roster changes and such. Tickets for Week 1 through 3 are currently on sale at the BIG3 website. The aforementioned tip-off is set for this Saturday at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. His us in the comment section below.

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