Al Harrington, Ricky Davis to Play in BIG3 League: Latest Details, Reaction

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJanuary 21, 2017

BOSTON - APRIL 23:  Ricky Davis #12 of the Boston Celtics handles the ball against Al Harrington #3 of the Indiana Pacers during Game three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2004 NBA Playoffs April 23, 2004 at the Fleet Center in Boston, Massachusetts.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement.  (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The BIG3 basketball league added two more former NBA players to its growing roster Saturday, as Al Harrington and Ricky Davis have reportedly committed to play.

Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical initially reported the news. 

The three-on-three league, which rapper Ice Cube founded, is set to begin play in June.

Per an official press release from BIG3, former NBA stars Allen Iverson, Chauncey Billups, Gary Payton and George Gervin are among those who have already agreed to take part.

The Indiana Pacers selected the 36-year-old Harrington in the first round of the 1998 NBA draft, and he went on to have a 16-year NBA career.

He averaged 13.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game with the Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards. The 6'9" forward last played during the 2013-14 campaign.

The 37-year-old Davis was a 1998 first-round pick by the Charlotte Hornets. He spent 12 years in the NBA with the Hornets, Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Clippers.

He put up 13.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists per contest and hasn't appeared in an NBA game since 2009-10.

Although neither Harrington nor Davis was ever able to reach an All-Star level, they enjoyed lengthy careers and add more name recognition to a league that is generating a great deal of buzz.

        

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