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Thru The Lens: Episode 4 – Day in the Life of Nick Young
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Paul George, The Watson Family and Red Grant host Poker Charity event
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Paul George hosts 4th Annual Camp in Los Angeles
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Drew League Fashion: Week 09
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Drake hosts ESPYS, including hilarious skits
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Skybar hosts Pre-Espys Celebrity Kickoff Party
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Drew League Week 09 – Sunday: Brandon Jennings scores 56, Toronto All-Stars join forces, Disney Stars courtside and more!
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Drew League Week 09 – Saturday
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Power 106 takes over City Walk with Eric Bellinger, Drop City Yacht Club and Kalin&Myles
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Drew League Week 08 Video Highlights!

Thru The Lens: Episode 4 – Day in the Life of Nick Young

TThis was the first episode I ever filmed for my web series, Thru the Lens. Nick Young had just returned home from his season in Philadelphia and was getting ready for the summer of free agency. He went on to be signed by the LA Lakers and has become one of the most lovable players in LA. In this episode, we follow not just Nick, but his assistant Adrian (aka Big Meat). This duo had me laughing non stop throughout the entire day. This webseries is made to give a more intimate look into the lives of some of your favorite athletes and entertainers. Instead of looking at the life of someone, I invite you to spend a day alongside them. This episode has everything from a sneak peak of Nick’s shoe collection, what he eats for breakfast, taking a trip to visit his parents, walking through USC and a hilarious bet at the end to figure out if the In N Out in Hollywood is closer to LaBrea or Highland. Check out the episode below and let me know your thoughts! More episodes coming soon!

 

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Paul George, The Watson Family and Red Grant host Poker Charity event

AAthletes and Entertainers came together Saturday night to host a charity Poker night at Exotic Euro Cars in Woodland Hills, CA. The red carpet included a variety of stars, including DeSean Jackson, Master P, Regina Hall, Paul George, the Watson Family, Red Grant, Jeff Adrien, Ed Davis and Floyd Mayweather. This event was set up to raise money and awareness for children who have been affected with cancer. A little boy diagnosed with head cancer was ecstatic to meet Paul George and get a photo alongside him. As the night went on, many people had gathered around different tables to join in on Black Jack, Poker, Craps and more. There were signed jerseys, paintings and other memorabilia lined up around the building that people could bid on to raise money. There was plenty of food, good music and great people throughout the night. Paul has been working on building a charity of his own – the Paul George Foundation. He is passionate about giving back to others and especially helping children. It was a great night, be sure to check out the photo gallery below!

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Paul George hosts 4th Annual Camp in Los Angeles

CCalifornia native, Paul George, hosted his 4th annual camp here in Los Angeles. Each year the camp has grown in size, as well as moving to Herittage Christian school. The camp started off at 9AM with the kids lined up doing warm ups, running drills and learning various basketball skills. When Paul arrived the kids were beyond excited to see him. Paul was more than happy to interact with all of the kids, giving out high-fives and words of encouragement. After lunch, the kids worked on their scrimmaging skills, getting to play one another in mini-games around the court. Paul brought out Oklahoma City Thunder rising star Reggie Jackson as a guest speaker for the camp. Before the camp came to an end, there was a big scrimmage game that included Paul and Reggie playing against some of the kids who had played well throughout the day. Many of the kids were really showing off their basketball skills, making it an exciting matchup of tricky jump shots and crossover. Paul also did two big dunks in the game that got the crowd going wild! To finish the day off, every camper got a chance to take a photo and get an autograph from Paul, which made the day even more special for everyone who came out.

This year Paul also introduced his first camp in Indiana which we were told included roughly 500 local kids who were more than excited to be around the Pacers star. Check out the photo gallery below and stay tuned for an exciting video recap of the camp!

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Drew League Fashion: Week 09

TThis week continues with a variety of sneakers, some of which have never been released. Everything from What the Lebron 11s, Unreleased KD 7s and Kobe 9s, as well as some cool Li-Ning shoes. A lot of celebrities were in the building this weekend for the games, including Zendaya, Trevor Jackson, Brandon Jennings, Dorell Wright, Baron Davis, Casper Ware, Metta World Peace aka Ron Artest, DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry, Terrence Ross and a lot more, so be sure to check out which kicks they were wearing!

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Drake hosts ESPYS, including hilarious skits

TTonight as everyone tuned into the ESPYs, one of the highlights was Drake hosting and carrying the show throughout the night. Drake is beyond talented – from music to acting to hosting. Tonight included everything from a Drake vs Blake war, songs about side pieces and honorable mentions, as well as a kiss from his crush, WNBA star Skylar Diggins. Check out the hilarious videos below:

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Skybar hosts Pre-Espys Celebrity Kickoff Party

WWith the ESPYs in town this week, Los Angeles is buzzing with athletes and entertainers from all over the world. Skybar in Hollywood hosted the 9th Annual All-Star Celebrity Kickoff Party for the ESPYs. The event was not only a party but was a fundraising event to benefit The Artists & Athletes Alliance. There was a variety of people there, ranging from NFL players, NBA players, WWE legends, Olympians, Singers, Actors, Reality TV Stars and more. Check out the red carpet action in the photo gallery below!

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Drew League Week 09 – Sunday: Brandon Jennings scores 56, Toronto All-Stars join forces, Disney Stars courtside and more!

SSunday was a busy day at the Drew League. The morning started off with Jeff Remington scoring one of the biggest plays of the weekend – in fact it was so big, it made the Sports Center top 10! He has been one of the rising stars this summer, really making a name for himself. Because of Kevin Durant hosting a camp the previous day on the roof of the Drew League, rumors were spreading throughout that he would be playing that day. The line wrapped around the building to get inside. Although it felt like 100 degrees inside the gym, the stars made their way courtside checking out the games. Toronto Raptors stars Terrence Ross, Kyle Lowry and DeMar Derozan were watching the games until their game with La Familia. Disney stars Zendaya and Trevor Jackson were courtside snapping pictures with all of their fans. Dorell Wright made his…

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Drew League Week 09 – Saturday

AAfter all of the excitement at the Drew League last weekend, this weekend brought out the long lines and flooded stands. The Monster Matchup of the game included a battle of the number 1 spot – Hank’s Houdini’s All-Stars and Cheaters 1. Both teams are coached by 2 legends in the Drew League – Allen Caveness and Casper Ware Sr. Their teams have dominated because of the teamwork that their players display on the floor. Some teams have a 1-on-1 strategy that is not as effective, but the team chemistry and coaching knowledge of these two teams makes them a great challenge and fun to watch.  Baron Davis, Money Mike and Ekene Ibekwe (Cheaters 1) were key in keeping their team on the right track. Ultimately, Cheaters 1 took the victory 85-76.

Casper Ware Jr. also came out to play with Cheaters 2. Casper won MVP of the Drew League during the NBA lockout in 2011. With scheduling conflicts and summer time activities, a lot of the bigger names weren’t able to make it out to the games Saturday. Check out the photo gallery below!

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Power 106 takes over City Walk with Eric Bellinger, Drop City Yacht Club and Kalin&Myles

LLos Angeles radio station, Power 106,  took over Universal City Walk for an evening of sounds from DJ E-Man, as well as some live performances. The show included Drop City Yacht Club, Eric Bellinger with a surprise guest Mase, and Kalin & Myles. City Walk was packed full of people that had been waiting for hours to see these artists perform. I came to take pictures of Eric and he had the crowd going wild over his performance. It’s really great seeing Eric’s career grow so much just this year alone! If you haven’t seen him perform yet, make sure to check out a show soon. Check out the photo gallery below

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Drew League Week 08 Video Highlights!

TThis week includes something extra for the basketball fans who have been supporting cassyathena.com! We present to you a highlight reels full of the best moments at the Drew League for Week 08! The video is courtesy of @BTBGreen

Check out the video and let us know your thoughts! The video includes stars like Nick Young, Paul George, Brandon Jennings, Quincy Miller, Kwame Alexander, Baron Davis, Tina Thompson, The Game, Stanley Johnson, Austin Daye, Metta World Peace aka Ron Artest and more!

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