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Thru The Lens: Episode 05 – Open Run with Jordan Crawford
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Thru The Lens [Interview]: Quincy Miller
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NBA All Star Weekend: All Star Game
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NBA All Star Weekend: Sneakers
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NBA All Star Weekend: All Star Saturday
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NBA All Star Weekend: Open Practice
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Michael Jordan hosts All Star Party
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NBA All Star combines with New York Fashion Week
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NBA All Star Weekend – Media Day
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Footlocker hosts Stephen Curry Signing for Curry One Launch

Thru The Lens: Episode 05 – Open Run with Jordan Crawford

CCassy Athena followed CBA/NBA player Jordan Crawford as he went through his morning routine of Open Gym and Rehab. Check out the episode and let us know your thoughts!

 

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Thru The Lens [Interview]: Quincy Miller

TTo expand on the Thru The Lens series, we are bringing other content – from workouts to interviews (as well as Day in the Life episodes)

We caught up with Quincy Miller as he entered his 2nd 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings earlier this month. We caught up with him on his recent journey from the NBA to the d league and back, as well as some of his favorite food, sneakers and music!

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NBA All Star Weekend: All Star Game

TThe most anticipated part of the entire weekend is of course the All Star game! The event took place at Madison Square Garden in front of a packed arena! The star studded event didn’t just include the stars on the court – the stands were filled with all kinds of familiar faces in the entertainment and sports world. It’s always fun watching the all star game because you can see how some of your favorite players would play on the same team – something we wouldn’t normally get to see throughout the regular season. These matchups and teammates made it a very interesting game to watch. Especially on the west – Stephen Curry and Chris Paul dishing assists – watching Russell Westbrook score everything coming his way as well! The game ended with the West taking the victory, as well as Russell winning MVP with 41 points! The second highest scorer ever in an All Star game (Off by 1 point for the most number!) It was a fun event to get to see live, make sure to check out the highlights on nba.com

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NBA All Star Weekend: Sneakers

FFor anyone looking for interesting, new and exciting sneakers, All Star weekend had a bunch of new surprises and colorways. Aside from the launch of the Kobe X’s and the Curry 1s, you could find the players wearing custom colorways and upcoming releases. Kanye West also released his first shoe with Adidas during all star weekend. Check out the pictures of some of the kicks around All Star weekend!

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NBA All Star Weekend: All Star Saturday

SSaturday Night is one of the most anticipated night of All Star Weekend because it includes so many different kinds of challenges with all kinds of stars! The events took place at Barclays center in Brooklyn. It started off with everyone in the building having a necklace around their chair that not only would light up – it also was remote controlled to sync with the music and any other activities going on! (Similar to what we saw at the Jordan Hangar last month!)

The night started with the Degree Shooting Stars which was won by Team Bosh. Next was a new twist on the Taco Bell Skills Challenge (which I thought was much more exciting to watch!) which was won by Patrick Beverly. The 3-point contest was super exciting and star studded! The top 3 players to move on to the final round were Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry. The battle of the Splash Brothers as well as defending 3point champion Kyrie – it was really up in the air of who would take home the trophy. Stephen Curry had an exciting run and hit 13 shots in a row!! He ended up winning the contest with 27 points in the final round. To finish the night off was the dunk contest. Zack LaVine came out with some really exciting dunks (including his “Space Jam” dunk) to take home the trophy. Check out the highlights of the night on nba.com if you missed it!

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NBA All Star Weekend: Open Practice

OOne of the open events that fans can come check out is the open practice between the West and the East. Because New York has two major NBA teams – one in Manhattan and the other in Brooklyn, the events were split into the two venues. The open practice was held at Madison Square Garden. The fans had a chance to see all of their favorite players before the big game on Sunday. Check out some of the pictures!

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Michael Jordan hosts All Star Party

EEvery year during all star weekend, one of the most exclusive parties to get access to is the Jordan Brand party, hosted by Michael Jordan himself. This year was no different – a line of invite-only guests wrapped around the building, as people waited in below freezing temperatures to get inside. The building, located on Wall Street, was two stories big, as well as 2 different stages for artists to perform. Ariana Grande was the first to come out and perform. A side stage had Prince performing. The upper level was a VIP floor that included just about every celebrity you could think of – Michael Jordan, Beyonce, Jay Z, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Andre Drummond, James Harden, Victor Oladipo, Ludacris, Nelly, Derek Jeter and the list goes on…I snapped some pics to share some of the inside atmosphere. Overall it was a pretty cool event to check out!

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NBA All Star combines with New York Fashion Week

HHaving both NBA All Star Weekend collide with New York Fashion Week brought out the best of both worlds – as well as some of those worlds combining! Throughout New York you could find some of the most fashionable NBA players attending fashion shows – either as spectators or actually involved with the clothing lines! I checked out the Behind the Bench gala – a fundraiser/fashion show put on by the basketball wives. The event took place at the Marriot in Times Square and was beautifully set up. I made my way backstage to link up with two different clothing lines started by NBA players. The first was Dorell Wright [Portland Trailblazers] line, Scrapes and Gravel. The second was Jack McClinton [Former NBA] and Carlos Boozer [LA Lakers] line, Loaded Dock. Other players in attendance to support were Quincy Miller [Detroit Pistons] and Eric Moreland [Sacramento Kings]. It was fun seeing a different side of these players – as well as seeing the creativity that goes into the entire process! I have some pictures below, but I also have some video footage coming soon!

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NBA All Star Weekend – Media Day

WWith so many NBA superstars being in New York at one time, you can only imagine how many media were there to cover all of the action! It was a unique experience for me getting to see this side of everything. As most of you know, I started off with behind-the-scenes content and have expanded from there. Not being able to even get a question in to players I’m friends with was a new experience (haha!). I got some cool pictures of all the action! Check it out

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Footlocker hosts Stephen Curry Signing for Curry One Launch

AAnother fun part about All Star Weekend is the opportunity for fans to meet their favorite players! Some of the players involved with the All Star Weekend activities (and even some that were just in town visiting) were doing signings for the fans that wanted to come out and get an autograph and say hi. Under Armour set up a signing for Stephen Curry at the Footlocker on 34th street. Today was also the first day launch of the Curry One! I arrived at 8am and there was already a long line in the FREEZING weather! The event started at 9am and the line had grown even more – stretching all the way down the street. Stephen was able to get through the entire line and greet everyone that had waited for him. On his way out, he made sure to high-five and say hi to the fans that were waiting outside to say hi as he left. Congrats Stephen! Check out the pictures below:

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