Former Timberwolves player Rashad McCants to wear the Big Baller Brand in the BIG3.
I’ve often wondered how long I’d be able to avoid writing about the Ball family. LaVar and Lonzo Ball have been making headlines for months now and now they have the support of former Minnesota Timberwolves guard Rashad McCants.
Dime Magazine is reporting that McCants will be wearing the Ball family’s Big Baller Brand when he takes the court in the upcoming three-on-three league called the BIG3. McCants was the first overall pick in the BIG3 draft.
McCants told this news to the BIG3 podcast. Dime Magazine believes McCants is the first person not in the Ball family to wear the shoe at a competitive level. Also in the podcast, according to Dime, McCants listed Allen Iverson, a main part of the BIG3 league, as one of the top five players of all-time and left LeBron James off of his list.
McCants has been making headlines as of late despite not playing an NBA game in a couple seasons. Recently, McCants came out with the take that former Minnesota Timberwolves executive and head coach Kevin McHale had McCants blackballed from the NBA. This, of course, after McHale used a first round pick on the former North Carolina Tar Heel.
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The first round pick only lasted in the NBA for four seasons. McCants was with the Wolves for 3.5 seasons and with the Sacramento Kings for the last half season of his career. McCants averaged 14.9 points per game in his third NBA season for his best season average. In his other NBA seasons, McCants averaged only 7.9, 5.0 and 9.6 points per game. In his career McCants averaged 1.3 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 0.7 steals per game in 225 games played.
Lonzo Ball was a stud at UCLA and is expected to be a high draft pick in the NBA Draft. His father, LaVar, has been, umm, quite outspoken about many things including demanding a billion dollars for a sponsorship deal for his son. Lonzo was reportedly out of shape in his first workout with the Los Angeles Lakers and in tandem with his father’s mouth, might be available for the Wolves to select with the seventh overall pick.
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