BIG3's founder, Ice Cube, explained why Lamar Odom was among the four major players who were disabled by the league this week.
The BIG3 announced Wednesday that Odom, Baron Davis, Jermaine O'Neal and Bonzi Wells had been disabled. Davis had not played in a game this season and gave the impression that he had problems with the league. O'Neal and Wells also did not play in a match while Odom had only two points and four rebounds in the season.
A journalist from TMZ Sports met Ice Cube at the airport and asked him if Odom had been disabled.
"You know, as a league, we want players who actually play," said Ice Cube. He also mentioned that they can not have guys who "can not play" or have "health problems".
Wells had a heart attack in 2017. O'Neal is on medication for irregular heartbeats and was not allowed to play.
Jermaine O'Neal could not play in today's game for The Big 3 because of a health problem. He has an irregular heartbeat and they have not allowed him to play. He is taking medication and hopes to be back soon.
Good recovery, JO7.
– Alex Golden (@AlexGoldenNBA) June 23, 2019
TMZ says Odom was more in the "can not play" category, which is not too surprising since his last NBA match six years ago, when he had a near-death health experience.