It’s been reported that Caitlin Clark has received a $5 million offer from Ice Cube to join the Big3 professional basketball league.


Reports indicate that Caitlin Clark’s basketball prowess isn’t just garnering attention from the WNBA. The standout Iowa Hawkeyes player, widely projected as the top pick in the upcoming WNBA draft, has received a lucrative offer from the Big3, a renowned 3-on-3 professional basketball league founded by the iconic Ice Cube. Notably, the Big3 boasts a roster of former NBA players.

While specific financial terms were not disclosed by the Big3 to CNN, Ice Cube, known for his legendary status as a rapper, hip hop icon, and actor, took to X, previously Twitter, to confirm reports from TMZ. According to TMZ, the offer extended to Clark amounts to a staggering $5 million.

In a statement provided to CNN, Ice Cube emphasized that the intention was for the offer to remain confidential until after Clark’s collegiate championship aspirations were fulfilled. However, given the news leak, Ice Cube expressed enthusiasm for Clark’s potential addition to the Big3, highlighting her as a generational talent capable of achieving remarkable success in the league.

Ice Cube cited past successes within the Big3, notably when Nancy Lieberman became the first female coach of a men’s pro team and clinched the championship in her debut season. Similarly, Lisa Leslie secured victory in the league’s second year. With this offer, Ice Cube envisions Clark breaking barriers and making history for women athletes.

The Big3 clarified to CNN that the offer entails participation in up to 10 games, comprising eight regular-season matchups and two potential playoff games if Clark’s team qualifies. Importantly, Clark would also receive clearance to compete in the WNBA, demonstrating the league’s commitment to supporting dual-league participation.

CNN has reached out to Clark’s representatives for comment and has sought clarification from the WNBA regarding the possibility of Clark participating in both leagues concurrently.

Looking ahead, the WNBA regular season is slated to commence in May, with playoffs scheduled for late September. In contrast, the Big3 season spans from mid-June to mid-August.

As Clark wraps up her collegiate journey at Iowa, her games continue to command significant viewership. ESPN recently revealed that Iowa’s second-round victory over West Virginia in the NCAA tournament attracted a staggering 4.9 million viewers, peaking at 6.4 million. This remarkable viewership figures mark the game as the most-watched early-round matchup on record, according to ESPN.

Clark’s undeniable talent, coupled with the intrigue surrounding her potential professional endeavors, ensures that her journey continues to captivate basketball fans worldwide. With opportunities on the horizon in both the WNBA and the Big3, Clark’s future promises to be nothing short of extraordinary.


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