1
Thru The Lens: (DAY IN THE LIFE) S2; Ep4 – Dre Day – Andre Drummond
2
Shareef O’Neal celebrates his 16th birthday
3
UCLA defeats McNeese St at home
4
Watson Family hosts 10th annual Floyd Mayweather Celebrity Game
5
USC defeats Cal Poly SLO
6
Lakers celebrate Christmas with local kids
7
Showbiz Kids hosts celebrity game and toy drive
8
Chris Paul launches CP3 IX at the Kings of So Cal Tournament
9
D’Angelo Russell talks AF1 at the Nike Vault
10
Thru The Lens: (DAY IN THE LIFE) S2; Ep3 – The Journey – Pierre Jackson

Thru The Lens: (DAY IN THE LIFE) S2; Ep4 – Dre Day – Andre Drummond

IIn Episode 4, we take you on a journey of one of the biggest rising stars in the NBA today – Andre Drummond. So many have seen his amazing skills on the court but his personality and work ethic off the court is also something great! Spending more than 2 months over the summer in Santa Barbara, CA; Cassy Athena follows Andre through a day in the offseason. Andre show’s how he practices his techniques and focuses on the mechanics of his body through training and technology. He also shows his competitive-ness with another sport he dominates at – bowling! Andre is no beginner – with his highest score being almost a perfect 300, he’s tough competition at the bowling lanes as well!

(more…)

Shareef O’Neal celebrates his 16th birthday

SShareef O’Neal – the son of Shaquille and Shaunie O’Neal – celebrated his 16th birthday in style! The amazing party took place at Unici Casa in Los Angeles and included everything from a candy bar, photo booth,  In-N-Out and Pizza truck, Red Carpet and Cupcake tower. Shareef is known for his basketball skills and many of his fellow basketball friends were there to celebrate with him. Master P, Snoop Dogg and Diddy’s kids were there to support. The guest performer was Post “White Iverson” Malone and the song got everyone jumpin’! The final celebration included  two amazing gifts from Shareef’s parents – a brand new Jeep and Lamborghini! Check out all of the amazing pictures below!

THUMB_100915_ShareefOnealBday-4923.jpg

(more…)

UCLA defeats McNeese St at home

UUCLA has been off to a solid start with beating some of the best teams in the country – including Kentucky (1) and Gonzaga (20). They took the win 67-53 over McNeese State to finish off their last game before the conference games start. Check out the photos below!

THUMB_122215_UCLAvsCowboys-1103.jpg

(more…)

Watson Family hosts 10th annual Floyd Mayweather Celebrity Game

TThis year was the 10th annual Team Watson/Floyd Mayweather Celebrity basketball game and toy drive. This is my second year covering the event and its always a show! This year was hosted at Calabasas High School and included a lot of familiar faces from all over – NBA, Boxing, Actors, Music artists and more. Check out the photos below!

THUMB_122015_FloydCelebBball-9516.jpg

(more…)

USC defeats Cal Poly SLO

UUSC has been off to a strong start, keeping their record 9-2 for the season. Cal Poly SLO has been making noise as well, beating teams like Fresno and coming very close to winning against UNLV and UCLA. They were unsuccessful at getting past the trojans, as they took a solid lead and won the game. Check out the photo gallery below

THUMB_121715_USCvsCPslo-7852.jpg

 

(more…)

Lakers celebrate Christmas with local kids

TThe Lakers players and Lakers girls got together with local kids in the community to celebrate Christmas with some fun activities at the Lakers Practice facility. The kids first got a chance to ice skate with the Lakers girls for some icey fun! Then they made their way over to the basketball court to take a picture with Kobe Bryant. The rest of the team was set up around the gym at different stations that the kids got to visit and participate in different drills – from shooting to passing and more! It was a fun event and it was great seeing the entire Lakers team giving back! Check out the photos below

THUMB_121615_LakersChristmas-6734.jpg

(more…)

Showbiz Kids hosts celebrity game and toy drive

WWith the holidays quickly approaching, a lot of people are giving back to the community in more ways than one. Showbiz Kidz hosted a celebrity basketball game at Grant High School in North Hollywood. It also included a toy drive where the guests who came to watch the game had to donate a toy to get in! It was a good turn out and had the support of a lot of actors. The game ended with an exciting game winning shot to get everyone even more excited! Check out the photos below

THUMB_120615_ShowbizCelebBball-2797.jpg

(more…)

Chris Paul launches CP3 IX at the Kings of So Cal Tournament

SSanta Monica Pier was the breathtaking location for the Kings of So Cal tournament this year! Jordan Brand built an entire court in the middle of the Pier – something that has never been done before. This was not only a showcase for the top talent in southern California, but also a launch for the newest Jordan Brand sneaker – the Chris Paul IX’s. There were 4 teams total – each team rocked a different color way of the sneaker. There were also different stations set up around the pier where people could try on the sneaker and do different activities.

The tournament kicked off with Los Angeles vs The Valley. The Valley took control early on in the game and took the win. The next game was Orange County vs Inland Empire. IE are the defending champions from last year’s tournament. They also took a major lead in this game and took the win. Before the championship game began, there was a dunk contest with some impressive players. Chris Paul stopped by with his son Chris to interact with the players and check out all of the Jordan Brand stations set up. The championship game was a great match up with two very good teams. Unfortunately, the marine layer came in strong and the floor started to get slippery, causing the game to end before it was over.

Overall it was an amazing location with really great high school talent! Looking forward to seeing the other exciting events that Jordan Brand will put together! Check out the photo gallery below

THUMB_110815_Court.jpg

(more…)

D’Angelo Russell talks AF1 at the Nike Vault

LLos Angeles Laker, D’Angelo Russell, stopped by the Nike Vault in downtown LA for an exclusive meeting with fans to talk about Air Force 1’s. Fans got a chance to sign up online to enter the exclusive event and be up close and personal with all of the fun things the Nike Vault has to offer – from customizing t-shirts, Nike ID-ing shoes and more! D’Angelo sat down with DJ Skee to talk more about sneakers, followed by D’Angelo walking around getting to interact with everyone there! Check out the photo gallery below!

THUMB_102415_DAngeloAF1-8951.jpg

(more…)

Thru The Lens: (DAY IN THE LIFE) S2; Ep3 – The Journey – Pierre Jackson

IIn episode 3, Cassy Athena meets up with Las Vegas native, Pierre Jackson. After being drafted to the NBA, setting world records in the d-league, traveling overseas and recovering from an achilles tear in the NBA Summer League, he’s come a long way back to the top to showcase his talent at the highest level. We get exclusive access to his prized sneaker collection, meet his precious daughter and talk about some of his most personal basketball moments.

THUMB_PierreTTL.jpg

(more…)

Copyright Cassy Athena © 2015.