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Ice Cube’s Big 3 basketball league launched Sunday with much fanfare. Despite it’s apparent success, it was also a painful day for a couple of its stars because Jason Williams and Corey Maggette went down with leg injuries.

Williams’ was of the non-contact variety:

Then came news of Maggette’s injury:

Despite the injuries, the Big 3 debut at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn — home of the Brooklyn Nets — can only be described as a success. Check out the attendance numbers:

Yikes is right. You can watch the games 8 p.m. Monday night on FS1, and the league plays for a total of 10 weeks this summer.

Ray Marcano About the author:
Ray grew up in the Bronx, New York, so no surprise --- he's a lifelong New York Yankee fan. He's suffered through the last 40 years of bad New York hoops (he's a Knicks fan) and gets occasional giggles from the Rangers (NHL finals last year!).  In addition to his ...Read more
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