Ice Cube’s education in “footballnomics” taught him to see the Oakland Raiders’ troubles coming.

The celebrity Raiders fan trolled his favorite team Sunday afternoon via Twitter following Oakland’s 28-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Cube cited the Raiders’ decision to trade Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears earlier this month among the primary reasons for their 0-3 start.

“Football 101: Lose your best player, expect to be O-3,” he wrote.

Oakland has struggled to explain clearly its reasons for trading Mack for a package of draft picks that included two first-round selections. The move baffled Raiders players and fans alike, and it’s reasonable to assume Cube is one of the skeptics.

Meanwhile, Mack agreed to a massive contract extension with the Bears and has been dominant amid their 2-1 start.

One need not be a superstar rapper, actor or sports entrepreneur like Cube to have recognized the post-trade storm clouds. Simply following football through the decades would lead most to that conclusion.

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