Jul 2, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; Movie actor Ice Cube and actor LL Cool J talk during the game between 3's Company and Ghost Ballers at Spectrum Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

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Ice Cube and LL Cool J Shopping To Buy Television Network

November 7, 2018

Hip Hop royalty Ice Cube and LL Cool J are looking to get into the sports television business, TMZ reports. 

Along with billionaire Alex and Ani jewelry founder Carolyn Rafaelian, Cube and LL is looking to bid on 22 regional sports channels that Disney is planning to sell off as part of their deal to acquire 21st Century Fox.

Already owning the sports networks of ESPN, Disney needs to sell off those sports stations from Fox which includes Fox Sports San Diego, Fox Sports Arizona, Fox Sports Detroit, Fox Sports Southwest and New York based YES Network.

Broadcasting the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Nets, 'YES' is considered New York’s biggest sports network and is said to be worth between $5 to 6 billion. In all, the 22 stations is worth $15 billion up to $25 billion.

Initial bidding begins on Thursday, November 8.