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Marcus Williams leads Serbia’s Crvena Zvezda
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Power 106 hosts Celebrity Basketball Game
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Team USA vs Dominican Republic [New York]
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Team USA [New York]: Day 02
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Team USA continues at West Point
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Team Breezy vs Team Quincy
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Meagan Good celebrates birthday with themed rollerskating
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Josh Hutcherson hosts 3rd annual celebrity charity basketball game
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Brandon Jennings plays for peace in the Los Angeles projects
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Drew League Playoffs kick off with upsets

Marcus Williams leads Serbia’s Crvena Zvezda

II recently had the opportunity to travel to Europe. Serbia, former Yugoslavia, is home to some of the best basketball talent in the world. They have more medals than any other country in basketball. While visiting the capital of Serbia, Belgrade, I checked out the roster, only to find out Marcus Williams was a starter for Crvena Zvezda (Red Star).

Zvezda is one of the top teams in Europe, also competing in the Euro League. I got an opportunity to not only check out my first Euro League team, but also sit court side as a photographer and take pictures! The atmosphere was nothing like any game I have experienced here in the USA. The entire crowd was into the game – cheering, screaming and singing songs. I had a great time experiencing basketball in a new culture and I’m looking forward to coming back!

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Power 106 hosts Celebrity Basketball Game

PPower 106 and Homeboy industries came together to raise money and awareness with their annual Celebrity Basketball Game. This year the star studded event was hosted in the heart of downtown LA at USC’s Galen Center. Everyone came out – including Chris Brown, Trey Songz, The Game, Jason DeRulo, Tyga, Terrell Owens, Kalin & Myles, Sage the Gemini, Don Benjamin, Nick Canon, Romeo Miller, Air Dogg, Young Hollywood, Nick Young, Robert Sacre, Matt Barnes and more! It was a close game that went into overtime, but in the end Team Power took the win! Check out the photos below

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Team USA vs Dominican Republic [New York]

TToday was the first exhibition game in New York – Team USA vs the Dominican Republic. The game was held at Madison Square Garden to a sold out crowd. The final score was 105-62, a victory for USA. Their next game will be on Friday! Check out the gallery below:

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Team USA continues at West Point

TTeam USA has been making their way across the United States before they head to the FIBA World Cup in Spain later this month. Their last stop in the US is New York. On Monday, the team made their way to West Point to visit with some of our troops. An open practice took place for everyone that came out. After the practice, team USA had the West Point Men’s and Women’s basketball players join them in competing in everything from 3-point contests to a very exciting game of knockout! Everyone was all smiles and overall had a good time!

Check out the photo gallery below

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Team Breezy vs Team Quincy

YYesterday was an exciting Flag Football game here in Los Angeles. Quincy Combs and Chris Brown hosted the celebrity filled event and I was there to take pics! I’ve been traveling the past day so check back tomorrow for the full photo gallery of the event!!! Follow me on instagram for previews of the pics! @cassyathenaphoto

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Meagan Good celebrates birthday with themed rollerskating

Last week Meagan Good celebrated her 33rd birthday with family and friends at the Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale. The theme was 70s, 80s & 90s – many people were definitely dressed up which made it even more fun! Many familiar faces were there, including Megan, her husband DeVon Franklin, her sister LaMiya Good, Eric Bellinger, Chris Brown and more. The night went really well and everyone had a great time. Check out the photo gallery below! Thank you Megan for having us!

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Josh Hutcherson hosts 3rd annual celebrity charity basketball game

HHunger Games star Josh Hutcherson hosted a basketball game to raise money and awareness for StraightButNotNarrow.org, as well as raising money and electronics for education. The game took place in the heart of Downtown LA at Nokia Live. Celebrities included everyone from Romeo Miller, Kyle Massey, Don Benjamin, Terrell Owens, Christopher Mintz-Plasse (McLovin), NBA All Star DeMar DeRozan and many more! There were some nice highlights throughout the game but the White team ended up winning it all! Check out the photo gallery below

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Brandon Jennings plays for peace in the Los Angeles projects

WWhen thinking of the city of Los Angeles, one of the last thing that comes to mind are the projects. It doesn’t always come with the best reputation – poverty and crime keep many from going anywhere near it. The most overlooked part of this area of LA are the children that are born and raised in this environment. I’ve volunteered at Imperial Courts projects for years now and theres nothing better than interacting with the kids and showing them love. Three years ago, Brandon Jennings decided to come play for the kids in Imperial Courts projects – the first NBA player to come down there and play. Since that day, he has gone back every year to play a game and interact with everyone that comes out. Brandon, along with Mark Hill, joined together to create two teams to play this game. The game Wednesday night brought out a lot of people to see an amazing game! Brandon Jennings along with Kwame Alexander was a highlight reel in itself. Jerome Jordan and Mark Hill were dominating for the opposing team. Overall the entire game was for a good cause – raising awareness for peace in the projects. Thank you to Joee Evans for having us come out to the game! Check out the photo gallery below

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Drew League Playoffs kick off with upsets

TThe Drew League playoffs officially kicked off last weekend. There were upsets left and right – teams that were expected to go through didn’t, while other teams that weren’t on the radar rose to the occasion. Saturday was filled with a lot of excitement.

Coming from the team USA game in Vegas the night before where Paul George had a horrible injury, it was understandable that NBA players might not want to continue playing immediately the next day. James Harden and DeMar DeRozan were on the sidelines checking out the action, as well as Dorell Wright. La Familia was missing DeMar, JR Smith and Ron Artest. It hurt them and they took the loss to the Jaguars. Next up was Nick Young’s team – he did play, but without Paul George or Gilbert Arenas, they too fell to Hank’s Houdini’s All-Stars. The next game was a classic rematch of the two teams responsible for the past 5 years of championships – Citi Team Blazers vs The Clozers (formerly LAUNFD) This was an extremely close game but it came down to the Blazers taking the win. Sunday was the next round of playoffs which knocked out most of the teams. The teams left that will compete for the championship are Cheaters 1 vs Houdini’s All-Stars and Cheaters 2 vs COA. You don’t want to miss the final games! It will be great basketball

Check out the photo gallery below!

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