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Entertainer Ice Cube announces the launch of the Big3 professional basketball league in January 2017 in New York. He is joined by former NBA player and players union deputy Roger Mason. (AP). One can imagine a hypothetical conversation in 1988 or so in which you get to be the one to tell then-rapper Ice Cube about his future. “Your anti-establishment streak will be rewarded when you become part of an investigation into a sitting American president,” you might tell the young rapper, before giving him the downside: It’s a function of a failed Qatari investment in the three-man professional basketball league he founds, and one of the people behind that investment might also have overlap... Full story

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