Big3 earns a win it its defamation suit.
According to new reports, Ice Cube‘s Big3 basketball league has been awarded $21 million in a defamation lawsuit that it brought up against Champions Basketball League.
Big3 originally sued CBL in 2017 after the league claimed they were defrauded because Big3 would not allow players to participate in both leagues. CBL would file a $250 million lawsuit against Big3 that was eventually tossed out of court.
The Blast reports that CBL will have a chance to challenge the ruling next month in court while an attorney for Big3 is expected to file the paperwork that makes the judgment official next week.
Of course, this doesn’t mark the first lawsuit that has involved the Big3 League, which was founded for retired NBA players. In 2018, the league’s former chief creative officer, Kainoa Henry, sued after alleging that he was forced to resign after Ice Cube’s business partner, Jeffrey Kwatinetz, created a hostile work environment.
The league has also filed a suit to the tune of $1.2 billion, accusing a group of Qatari investors of defamation, libel, and interference with contractual relationships. Specifically naming investors Ahmed Al-Rumaihi, Faisal Al-Hamadi, Ayman Sabi, Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Sau Al Thani, the suit alleges that Cube and Kwatinetz were misled to believing that they would invest $11.5 million into the league in 2017.