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Drew League 2015: Week 01
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BallisLife hosts 5th annual All-American Game
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Kehlani hosts listening party for her new album “You Should Be Here”
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Thru The Lens: Ohio to L.A. with D’Angelo Russell
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Official Trailer for “The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce” Documentary revealed
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Thru The Lens: Workout with Harrison Barnes
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Baron Davis continues birthday at Skateland
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Baron Davis celebrates birthday with friends
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Thru The Lens: Hanging with Larry Sanders
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Thru The Lens: Getting To Know Rudy Gay

Drew League 2015: Week 01

TThe Drew League kicked off its 42nd year this past weekend at King Drew High School in Los Angeles. The anticipated league has grown every year and is always an opportunity to see great basketball. The reigning champions – Hank’s Houdini’s All Stars – was presented with their championship banner before their game on Saturday. Make sure to check out the schedule on drewleague.com to come watch a game. Be sure to check out my photo gallery below!

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BallisLife hosts 5th annual All-American Game

EEach year the Ball is Life All-American game has grown. The game took place at Long Beach City College and featured some of the top talent in the country. The game was broadcasted on CBS and it was an exciting day! First was the 3 point contest which was won by Isaiah Briscoe (Kentucky), followed by the Slam Dunk contest, won by Derrick Jones (UNLV). It was an exciting contest, make sure to check out the video highlights on www.ballislife.com!

The all-star game was also good. A lot of great plays, cross overs and dunks – but it came down to the wire and a 3 point shot would have tied to send the game into overtime. The Co-MVPs of the game were Skal Labissiere (Kentucky) and Thon Maker (Undeclared)! Always love to be apart of exciting basketball events and this one does not disappoint!

Check out the photo gallery below

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Kehlani hosts listening party for her new album “You Should Be Here”

IIf you haven’t heard of Kehlani yet – you will. She is an up and coming singer that has captured the attention of many people before the release of her album. She had a listening party for a private group of people at Skee Lodge in Hollywood. Her new songs sound really great and is worth grabbing the album which released at midnight! She was such a sweetheart – make sure to check her out! A lot of people came out to the event – familiar faces included YG, Michael B. Jordan, Jasmine Sanders, DJ Carisma, Yesi Ortiz, Siya and more! Check out the pictures below

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Thru The Lens: Ohio to L.A. with D’Angelo Russell

IIn my latest episode of Thru The Lens, I follow one of this years most talented college players, D’Angelo Russell from Ohio State. He was visiting Los Angeles for the Wooden Awards, where he received the first-ever Jerry West award for the number one shooting guard in the country. D’Angelo started off his day volunteering as a coach for a special olympics basketball game, then we explored Los Angeles and Hollywood!

Since filming the episode, D’Angelo has declared for the NBA Draft and is the number one guard in the draft! I am really excited for him, good luck with everything!!

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Official Trailer for “The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce” Documentary revealed

The Drew League documentary has been developing over the past years under the supervision Baron Davis and his team, along with the Drew League. They announced they will be premiering it at the LA Film Festival this June.

Also be on the look out from pictures that I’ve taken over the years at the Drew League!

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Thru The Lens: Workout with Harrison Barnes

TThis episode is part 1 as we follow Harrison Barnes throughout his NBA workout during the offseason. He starts off his mornings by working out with his trainer, Travelle. He talks about the importance of strength training and taking care of your body during the entire year. Check out his routine and stay tuned to see what happens in Part 2 when we travel to Santa Barbara’s p3 facility to get some in depth performance analytics!

 

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Baron Davis continues birthday at Skateland

TTo continue the birthday festivities, Baron Davis celebrated with his friends and family at Skateland in Northridge! It was impressive seeing all the skating skills, but most of all, it was a great time! Check out the pictures below

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Baron Davis celebrates birthday with friends

BBaron Davis celebrated his birthday Monday Night at Ace of Diamonds in West Hollywood. A lot of familiar faces came, including Marlon Wayans, Kevin Connolly, Brandon Jennings, DeRay Davis and more! Check out the gallery below.

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Thru The Lens: Hanging with Larry Sanders

NNBA Star Larry Sanders has recently been the talk of many headlines with his decision to leave the NBA in the middle of his 4 year contract of $44 million. Many people have questioned his decision, which he explained a small piece of why he left in recent interview online.

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Within a week of that video being released, I met up with Larry in Beverly Hills, CA, to hang out and take some pictures. After talking with him and hearing more about his story and his personal life, we decide to film some footage to get to know HIM better as a person and not just a basketball player.

This is the first video of many more to come! Larry Sanders is a really awesome person and I’m glad I had the opportunity to get to know him better. Check out the episode and the photo gallery below!

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Thru The Lens: Getting To Know Rudy Gay

NNBA Star and Gold Medalist, Rudy Gay, sat down with us for an exclusive interview. Throughout his career, you might be able to find a few videos of him talking about his life outside of basketball (mainly about his sneakers!) but Rudy sat down with us and opened up about a few things to get to know him better! We made our way up to the Kings Practice facility in Sacramento to talk with him about everything from sacrifices he made for basketball, playing with team USA, his favorite food, his favorite music, being a baseball player, his sneaker collection and more! Check out the episode and let us know if you’d like to see more videos of him!

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