Earlier we reported that BIG3 commissioner Roger Mason was fired by Ice Cube by allegedly taking money under the table. Mason has fired back with some strong claims against the league. Here are his comments via TMZ.
Mason is calling BS and claims the real problems center around BIG3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz — who has “made countless unfounded attacks on my integrity, character, and leadership.”
Mason suggests Kwatinetz targeted him, in part, because of his race.
“The work environment at BIG3 has been hostile and racist resulting in the departure of valuable League personnel. Among other matters, a former employee of BIG3 recently told me that Kwatinetz has repeatedly referred to black athletes as ‘rich n**gers.'”
Mason says he’s “disappointed” that other BIG3 execs — including Ice Cube (who’s black) — would join with Kwatinetz in “leveling these desperate manufactured claims against me.”
Cube and Kwatinez says Mason’s claims are preposterous.