Have you ever caught yourself wondering what Larry Hughes is up these days? or pondered who's a better floor general, Mike James or Mike Bibby? Do you remember Brian Cook?
Well, prepare to have those, and other burning questions answered this summer, because Ice Cube's 3-on-3 basketball league, Big 3 (or as I like to call it, the NBA Senior Tour"), held its inaugural draft this past Sunday in Las Vegas, and surprise! 42 percent of the league has at some point in their career, worn a Wizards uniform.
Coached by Gary Payton, team 3 Headed Monsters features two former Wizards: 2001 number 1 overall pick Kwame Brown, and Rashard Lewis, an integral part of both the Gilbert Arenas and Trevor Ariza trades. Former Wizard Larry Hughes, of HeyLarryHughesPleasStopTakingSoManyBadShots.com fame, and Brian Cook, who played 16 games for the Wizards before retiring in 2012, will be suiting up for former Wizard Charles Oakley's team, the Killer 3s.
Maurice Evans (a Wizard for two seasons) and Mike Bibby (a Wizard for two games) are teaming up for George Gervin's Ghost Ballers, Dominic McGuire and Rasual Butler are on Brian Scalabrine’s team, and DeShawn Stevenson, who we profiled earlier this spring, can be found on Clyde Drexler's team, Power.
Al Harrington and Mike James, both of whom spent some of their latter years on the Washinton Wizards, can be found on team Trilogy and Tri-State, respectively. Also Xavier Silas, DerMarr Johnson, and Josh Childress, who all either played for the Wizards in training camp or in Summer League, were drafted as well.
Oh, and the league's president and commissioner? None other than former Wizard sharpshooter Roger Mason Jr.
Former Wizard Earl Boykins unfortunately were amongst those not selected during the draft. Big 3 begins its ten-week season June 25th in Brooklyn, NY.You can catch their games in a city near you, or on FS1.