Ryan Hollins Weighs-In On Ice Cube & Big 3 Offering Caitlin Clark $5 Million To The League

Last month, it was reported that Ice Cube and the Big 3 offered the projected number one pick in the 2024 WNBA Draft by the Indiana Fever, Caitlin Clark $5 million to play in the league.

“We intended the offer to remain private while Caitlin Clark plays for the championship. But I won’t deny what’s now already out there: BIG3 made a historic offer to Caitlin Clark. Why wouldn’t we?” he wrote. “Caitlin is a generational athlete who can achieve tremendous success in the BIG3.”

The Big 3 has already made history by hiring Nancy Lieberman and Lisa Leslie the first two women to coach a team of men players. Lieberman would lead Power to a championship in her first year[2018] on the bench, while Leslie would lead Triplets to a champion in her second season [2019].

“The skeptics laughed when we made Nancy Lieberman the first female coach of a men’s pro team, and she won the championship in her first year, said Ice Cube.

“Then Lisa Leslie won it all in year two. With our offer, Caitlin Clark can make history and break down even more barriers for women athletes.”

Lieberman thinks Clark is a pioneer in the game of basketball and voiced that in a recent interview with CBS Sports.

“You know what? She doesn’t know she’s a pioneer,” Lieberman told CBS Sports. “I tell this to the WNBA players now, ‘You’re pioneers because there are two-year-old, who are going to be making $5 million a year because of what you did and I did. Caitlin Clark is a pioneer.”

Ryan Hollins, who is a color commentator  for the Houston Rockets during the NBA season, also is a player in the Big 3. He recently shared with PlayersTV his thoughts on Clark’s $5 million offer.

“I love it man, why not go get the bag. I think for the Big 3 it’s amazing  [and] for her, it just give options or any ball player options. You don’t want to be stuck into one thing you have to do,” said Hollins. “So, I think it is huge for her, huge for the sport, and even bigger the ladies are getting the respect that they deserve for a very long time.”

Hollins is looking to return the Big 3 later this summer and helping the league move forward.  During his 10 year career in the NBA, Hollins averaged 3.7 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 0.3 assists per game in 518 games.

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