Department Of Justice Starts Investigation Into NBA For Alleged Antitrust Violations Against Ice Cube’s BIG3
Former N.W.A. member, Ice Cube has been beefing with the NBA (National Basketball Association) for years by stating that the league is anti-BIG3. Now, reportedly, the United States Department of Justice is taking a look into the allegations that Cube has lodged against the NBA.
According to TMZ, the government agency launched an inquiry into the allegations several months ago to see if the NBA is engaging in anticompetitive behavior towards the league that O’Shea Jackson, AKA Ice Cube started with Jeff Kwatinetz.
It’s being reported that some current NBA players want to play in the BIG3 but are not being allowed by the NBA, although they can play in other leagues not associated with the NBA like the Drew League in California.
The DOJ is investing the NBA for alleged “anticompetitive behavior” targeted at the BIG3, per TMZ.
“Some current players have expressed a desire to play in [the BIG3] in the offseason… as the Big3 sees it, the NBA has prevented guys from doing so.” pic.twitter.com/fM6f4l8o5e
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The league is made up of mostly retired NBA players.
Cube has also alleged that the NBA has discouraged potential sponsors and broadcast networks from getting in bed with them. They believe that the NBA unfairly targets his league and that NBA owners have been discouraged from making investments in the BIG3.