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Ice Cube Makes ‘Historic Offer’ for College Basketball Star Caitlyn Clark to Join BIG3 League

Since the tipoff of the 2023-2024 season, women’s college basketball sensation Caitlyn Clark has been buzzing. Her historic play not only has her seated to be the future No. 1 pick in this year’s WNBA draft, but even maybe the next superstar of Ice Cube’s BIG3 league after the West Coast rap legend reportedly offered her $5 million to suit up and play for his association. 

“We intended the offer to remain private while Caitlin Clark plays for the championship,” Cube tweeted early Wednesday morning (March 27) after a TMZ report surfaced. “But I won’t deny what’s now already out there: BIG3 made a historic offer to Caitlin Clark. Why wouldn’t we? Caitlin is a generational athlete who can achieve tremendous success in the BIG3.”

During her tenure at Iowa State, Clark has established herself as a scoring machine, known for her superior shooting and playmaking abilities. This season in particular has been a testament to her prowess. She has maintained an outstanding average of 31.8 points per game, along with 7.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists, making her a top contender for the WNBA Draft and a potential superstar in the BIG3 league.

In later tweets, Cube explained the importance of bringing female athletes into his league. “The skeptics laughed when we made Nancy Lieberman the first female coach of a men’s pro team, and she won the championship in her first year,” he said. “Then Lisa Leslie won it all in year two. With our offer, Caitlin Clark can make history and break down even more barriers for women athletes.”

Because the pay scale in the WNBA is considerably lower than that of the NBA, Cube expressed the significance of paying America’s female athletes a competitive salary versus having to resort to playing overseas to get a steady paycheck.

“America’s women athletes should not be forced to spend their off seasons playing in often dismal and dubious foreign countries just to make ends meet,” he said. 

Read Ice Cube’s tweets below. 

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