Ice Cube reprised his role as Craig Jones from the Friday film franchise in a promo for the season-two tip-off of Big 3, the basketball league the rapper-turned-actor founded.
The Fox Sports spot also features John Witherspoon and Mike Epps, who play his father and cousin in the movies, for a scene where Ice Cube tries to pour milk onto his cereal, but only drops come out. They’re also watching the Big 3 on TV.
The three-on-three half-court basketball league features eight teams that travel to 10 different cities including new stops at Houston, Oakland, Detroit, Miami, Toronto, Boston, and Atlanta. All stops will feature four back-to-back games on Friday evenings.
Star players include Amar’e Stoudemire, Baron Davis, Kenyon Martin, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups, Metta World Peace, and Nate Robinson and legendary Hall of Fame coaches including Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving, Gary Payton, Nancy Lieberman and George ‘The Iceman’ Gervin.
All stops will feature four back-to-back games on Friday evenings with when season two returns to Fox Sports on June 22 at 7:30 a.m. ET/4:30 a.m. PT.
The broadcast time of the games is what inspired Ice Cube to bring in the Friday cast for the promo—just as he is wrapping up the script for the fourth installment of the cult classic stoner films which include 1995’s Friday, 2000’s Next Friday, and 2002’s Friday After Next.
“Any time I hear the word ‘Friday,’ I just start thinking of the whole cast,” he told the Los Angeles Times. “I thought it would be really cool if we did a promo that kind of paid homage to [the movie] and teasing people for the next Friday for when we start shooting that. It was the right synergy.”
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