The BIG3 gives fans the opportunity to see some of their favorite retired ballers compete, but just because the player is enamored by fans, doesn't mean he's guaranteed a roster spot.

The BIG3 recently announced that Lamar Odom, Baron Davis, Bonzi Wells and Jermaine O'Neal will be deactivated from the league for the remainder of the 2019 season, according to a press release from the league's Twitter account.

The release credits the deactivation of these players "to maximize competition, protect the health of players, and to raise the level of professionalism of the BIG3."

The move comes as a surprise for a league that is still new and looking to gain more traction. Four of the league's biggest names are being deactivated this season, and there's no signal whether or not the players will continue to be apart of the BIG3 moving forward.